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Judge Casts Doubt on Scientist's Account

Science  05 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5565, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5565.31a

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A federal judge last month accused prominent materials scientist Shuji Nakamura of lying in a high-stakes patent lawsuit and recommended that he be prosecuted for perjury, a charge that he and his lawyer strongly contest. The accusation comes just weeks before Nakamura is to receive one of his field's highest honors.