What do I do if my idea is stolen?

Here are three steps you can take to move ahead with both tact and impact.Stay Calm. When someone steals your idea, it’s natural to get upset. Acknowledge Your Colleague’s Contribution. Your second priority is to make sure you don’t get left behind. Expand On The Initial Idea.

What is academic theft?

Academic dishonesty, academic misconduct, academic fraud and academic integrity are related concepts that refer to various actions on the part of students that go against the expected norms of a school, university or other learning institution.

Do professors steal students work?

Academics are the first to call foul when students plagiarize work, but there is a culture of silence regarding professors plagiarizing their students’ work, or reverse plagiarism. The practice of ghost authoring, as it is commonly called, is banned in most universities.

How do I protect my thesis?

The best protection is to publish all the work in your thesis either single authored or with you as first author. You are an idiot if you do not anyway. Get anything patentable patented. With theses probably the most dangerous thing is people looking at it and doing the same experiments and publishing ahead of you.