Su Sun Testifies in Chinese Trade Secret Case with Record Breaking Damages Award

In an appellate decision in Zhonghua Chemical et al v. Wanglong Group et al, China’s Supreme People’s Court handed down the country’s largest-ever damages award in a trade secret case – RMB 159 million, or close to $25 million. At issue was the technology and process to make vanillin. EI Senior Vice President Su Sun submitted an economic report on behalf of the plaintiffs and testified in the first instance of this case. The Court referenced Dr. Sun’s damages estimate in determining the final award.