Categories: Intellectual Property Theft

  • Gas Turbine Manufacturer Security Assessment – France and Germany

    Intellectual Property Theft

    Executive Protection and Security Advisory

    Risk Mitigation Strategy

    In connection with the proposed acquisition of a gas turbine manufacturing company, we were asked to assess the physical security of the campuses, buildings and information technology system servers of manufacturing plants in France and Germany.   The project consisted of interviews and process walkthroughs with key executives, a physical review of the grounds, building exteriors and interior spaces and the server rooms at the two facilities. The culmination of the reviews included a detailed listing of security vulnerabilities that were noted and a budget estimate of the costs needed to bring the acquisition target's two facilities into alignment with the security standards of the client organization.

  • Theft of Intellectual Property Investigation – Hungary

    Intellectual Property Theft

    Complex Investigations

    Investigative Due Diligence

    Assisted a global manufacturer in connection with an investigation of suspected intellectual property theft of proprietary manufacturing technology and inventory.   The investigation included background investigations of former employees, legal entities identifiable with these employees, examination of outbound telephone calls from the plant to these employees which showed ongoing interaction between current and former employees.  The investigation also involved use of the undercover technique to engage directly with individuals suspected of offering the client's reverse engineered machinery for sale.  The investigation revealed that numerous former employees who possessed the requisite engineering expertise used the company's designs to create manufacturing machinery and offer it for sale at well below its market value.  The investigation also revealed that finished product and raw materials were being systematically stolen by insiders who then provided the stolen goods to a network of former employees who transported them to neighboring Ukraine for sale in the black market.  The results of the investigation enabled the company to identify employees who were involved in the IP and property thefts and take action to shut down the theft ring and strengthen their controls.