NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM We received an allegation of intellectual property theft. The complainant1 alleges that his idea inappropriately appears in the subject's2 publication3 that acknowledges NSF support, and that a collaboration between the two should have been acknowledged in that publication. The complainant is concerned that the subject (made privy to the complainant's research ideas during a job search) took adLantage of that access for personal benefit. However, the ideas are general in nature and no factual basis supports the allegation of intellectual property theft. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-06-22.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)