**FILE** Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank (left), accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks about strategy to mitigate the theft of U.S. trade secrets on Feb. 20, 2013, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank (left), accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks about strategy to mitigate the theft of U.S. trade secrets on Feb. 20, 2013, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (Associated Press)