By Rob Olmstead
Daily Herald Staff
A small Schaumburg software firm sued earlier this week by electronics
giant Motorola fired back Thursday, saying the accusations against it do
"We - are adamant that the allegations contained in the lawsuit brought
by Motorola as they relate to Lemko are completely false," said Faye
Vorrick, vice president of business operations for Lemko Corp.
Motorola accused Lemko of being the beneficiary of stolen trade secrets
taken by several former Motorola employees, some of whom also worked for
Lemko, the Motorola suit alleges.
One of the former Motorola employees, Hanjuan Jin of Schaumburg, has
been charged criminally with theft of trade secrets after being
authorities said he was caught at O'Hare International Airport trying to
board a plane to China with hundreds of Motorola documents and $30,000
in cash, her indictment charges. Jin has pleaded not guilty.
Motorola's federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, went a step further, saying
Jin and three other former Motorola employees, Xiaohua Wu of Kildeer,
Xuefeng Bai of Buffalo Grove and Xiaohong Sheng of Vernon Hills, took
trade secrets for the benefit of Lemko. The suit accuses Wu of giving
her husband, Shaowei Pan of Kildeer, some of the secrets. Pan is the
chief technology officer of Lemko.
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