Intellectual Theft

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-02-08.

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: Al5070045                                                                        Page 1of1

         A university 1 notified us that it had conducted an inquiry and was proceeding with an investigation.
         The subject2 allegedly deprived a graduate student3 of appropriate credit by omitting him as an
         author of a published paper that was related to a patent on which the graduate student was listed
         as a co-inventor. The university concluded the paper and patent discussed different aspects of the
         research, and the graduate student's work was not significant!y represented in the paper. We concur
         with the university. Accordingly, this case is closed.


NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)