[ISN] Files trace betrayal of a prized China-Mass. partnership

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/07/09/global-chase-cracked-corporate-espionage-case/8HC7wKBJezDkNFNSWB5dFO/story.html By Erin Ailworth Boston Globe Staff July 10, 2013 On a Thursday evening three Junes ago, Dejan Karabasevic desperately needed to contact his former wife. Karabasevic, a top engineer in American Superconductor Corp.’s offices in Klagenfurt, Austria, had been summoned to work, then confronted by police, who suspected him of selling his company’s proprietary software to a Chinese wind turbine maker. The questioning lasted past midnight. When he finally reached his former wife, he instructed her to delete all the e-mails in his Google account. But authorities stopped her before she could. The e-mails proved the basis for Karabasevic’s subsequent arrest and conviction in an Austrian court on charges of revealing trade secrets. His case marked what would be the opening round of a two-year fight by the Devens-based technology firm known as AMSC to defend its intellectual property rights