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21 June 2024NewsTrade secretsSarah Speight

Virgin Galactic can use contested trade secrets to develop ‘mothership’

US federal judge caveats that Richard Branson’s space company can only share the information with contractors on its ‘mothership’ programme | Move is latest in the trade secrets dispute started by Boeing, which accuses Virgin of stealing confidential information for its space tourism project.

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