Trade secrets are the engine of America's green economy. Jobs, innovation, and a carbon-free future all depend on their protection.

That's why voices from across the political spectrum have urged that trade secret enforcement in this case be made a priority.

“As with any company, LG Chem’s success and investments in Ohio and throughout the United States are predicated on fair trade and competition and the protection of their trade secrets. We know the Commission appreciates the importance of trade secret protection and Congress’ intent behind the 2016 passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act”

US Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown

“LG Chem has made significant economic investments across the Midwest and has committed to invest even more, including over a billion dollars, a new factory, and thousands of jobs in Ohio, alone. Investments, such as these, could be threatened or chilled if the Commission does not remedy SKI’s unfair competition. ... LG Chem has made significant economic investments across the Midwest and has committed to invest even more, including over a billion dollars, a new factory, and thousands of jobs in Ohio, alone. Investments, such as these, could be threatened or chilled if the Commission does not remedy SKI’s unfair competition.”

Governor Mike DeWine

"If not decided on the merits of the law, I believe this case could adversely affect Michigan's automotive and lithium-ion battery manufacturing sectors. ... If not decided on the merits of the law, I believe this case could adversely affect Michigan's automotive and lithium-ion battery manufacturing sectors."

Congressman Bill Huizenga

"If the Commission ignores SKI’s misconduct, it will cause significant and irreparable harm to Michigan and communities across the Midwest. LG Chem has spent significant time and effort to develop its valuable trade secrets. It has relied on those trade secrets to create countless U.S. jobs, through several facilities in the manufacturing hub of the United States. All of this could be jeopardized if the Commission allows SKI’s misappropriation to go unnoticed. The lack of action by the Commission could 'chill' future investments from LG Chem and others, as countless foreign companies may find that it is easier to steal trade secrets of others (with no repercussions), than to invest in their own new technologies."

Congressman Fred Upton

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