Plagiarism issue at George Washington University?
There is an interesting story about plagiarism posted in the George Washington University Hatchet.
As to a patent connection
Jyothikumar copied materials for at least six of his own papers from sources like the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Institutes of Health, as well as research papers from peer-reviewed journals, without providing citations, according to documents reviewed by The Hatchet.
Also of interest
GW has an academic misconduct policy that requires anyone who finds research misconduct to report it to the research integrity office. According to the policy, all faculty, staff and students who are affiliated with GW are required to follow the policy preventing falsification and plagiarism in research.