Intellectual Theft

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1998-12-28.

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

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 On ~ecember1998, we were informed of an intellectual property and scientific dispute                       . .

 between two scientists' regarding work on which they collaborated on. One of the scientists
 sent a lengthy electronic mail message to three NSF program officers2detailing the
 problems. We contacted the current program officer who said that he had received a
 message fiom one of the scientists. He had subsequently received a second message, stating
 that the problem raised in the first message could be satisfactorily resolved.

 Without a clear statement of the allegations, we can proceed no further with this matter. This
 inquiry is closed.

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