Two Chinese scientists and one American are accused of stealing technology from Lucent, in order to give it to a company owned by the Chinese government. The two Chinese got jobs at Lucent in order to gain access to the information.
"They pirated Lucent's PathStar technology," an attorney said. "In short, Lin and Xu came to Lucent as scholars, but in reality they were nothing more than sleuths."
The technology included software and source code relating to Lucent's premiere telecommunications networks. U.S. businesses lose between $10 million and $250 million each year to corporate espionage.