Intellectual Theft

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-01-03.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                         NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                         OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                           OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                       CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

Case Number: A02070038                                                       Page 1of 1

     In July 2002, the complainant1 alleged a former graduate student (the subject2) a t
     the University committed intellectual theft when the subject incorporated some of
     the complainant's company's proprietary ideas into his thesis. The complainant
     informed us the University had conducted a n Inquiry and was currently conducting
     a n Investigation.

     We asked the University for a copy of its Inquiry Report and supplementary
     documentation. That documentation shows NASA, not NSF, provided the subject's
     funding. Accordingly, this case is closed, and we told NASA OIG about the

         1   (footnote redacted).
         2   (footnote redacted).

                        Investigator      Attorney          Supervisor                 A1GI

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                                                                         NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)