Chemical makers have been among companies targeted for trade-secret theft and cyberattacks, and they are supporting federal efforts to combat those practices through diplomatic and prosecutorial means. Dow Chemical supports "an approach that promotes voluntary, industry-led best practices to protect trade secrets. Dow will actively participate with the chemical industry and the government in this endeavor," the company said. DuPont is engaged in talks with the administration "regarding intellectual property issues, and we seek their assistance as needed in order to ensure the protection of our proprietary technology."

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