Hmm, I’m not sure to be honest. I remember at school one of my D&T projects was copied by a girl I really didn’t get on with. I wasn’t very happy about that!
I’m really not sure about any designs or work that I’ve done throughout my engineering career. I’d like to think that I’ve done something good enough that someone would want to take bits and adapt them maybe, but I just don’t know.
In research, it is common etiquette to acknowledge if you’ve used someone else’s work. I would be very flattered if someone thought my work was good enough to want to use it!