In September 2011, a federal jury in Virginia awarded DuPont $919.9 Million in a trade secret misappropriation case.  DuPont brought the case against Kolon Industries, a South Korean competitor, claiming that Kolon misappropriated 149 of its trade secrets relating to its aramid fiber technology, which is used in products such as Kevlar body armor.  The case arose when a former employee of DuPont began working with Kolon to develop a competing aramid fiber technology.  The jury will now be asked to consider awarding DuPont punitive damages against Kolon as a result of the misappropriation.  Further details about this case can be found at here.