Friday, April 28, 2006

Kobe University prof withdraws patent application after admitting data faked

Nobuo Omae, a 59-year-old professor of the engineering faculty at Kobe University, withdrew a patent application Monday [April 24] as recommended by the university. On April 27, 2006, the university announced that Omae fabricated experimental data when applying for a patent for a high-precision steel-cutting tool that uses diamonds.


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