Laws governing intellectual property are in constant flux as this new area of expertise develops. Be careful on two fronts: First, be sure your own work is copyrighted or otherwise credited to you. Many women report seeing their good ideas in other people’s work without permission. Second, be scrupulous in noting your sources and securing your data. There are sad tales of women’s careers screeching to a halt when they have, however inadvertently, used their graduate students’ work or otherwise appropriated what was not rightfully theirs. When in doubt, a good lawyer is a good investment.