18 U.S.C. § 1832 : US Code - Section 1832: Theft of trade secrets

      (a) Whoever, with intent to convert a trade secret, that is
    related to or included in a product that is produced for or placed
    in interstate or foreign commerce, to the economic benefit of
    anyone other than the owner thereof, and intending or knowing that
    the offense will, injure any owner of that trade secret, knowingly -
        (1) steals, or without authorization appropriates, takes,
      carries away, or conceals, or by fraud, artifice, or deception
      obtains such information;
        (2) without authorization copies, duplicates, sketches, draws,
      photographs, downloads, uploads, alters, destroys, photocopies,
      replicates, transmits, delivers, sends, mails, communicates, or
      conveys such information;
        (3) receives, buys, or possesses such information, knowing the
      same to have been stolen or appropriated, obtained, or converted
      without authorization;
        (4) attempts to commit any offense described in paragraphs (1)
      through (3); or
        (5) conspires with one or more other persons to commit any
      offense described in paragraphs (1) through (3), and one or more
      of such persons do any act to effect the object of the

    shall, except as provided in subsection (b), be fined under this
    title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
      (b) Any organization that commits any offense described in
    subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $5,000,000.