It was IH and Darden that (without having the rights to do so) have copied the Lugano Report and filed the patent.
You are right, it is a Plagiarism, because they used the content of the Lugano report without permission of the authors!
Giuseppe Levi Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
Evelyn Foschi Bologna, Italy
Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Hanno Essén Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden