Honeywell, Airbus Face Suit Over Aircraft Patents

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 7:33 PM EST) -- PT Diagnostics LLC has accused Honeywell International Inc., Safran, Airbus SAS and QinetiQ North America Inc. of infringing three aerospace technology patents through the sale of maintenance systems that monitor engine and flight performance.

The Marshall, Texas-based plaintiff lodged its complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, additionally naming Safran units Sagem Avionics Inc. and Sagem Defense Securite and Airbus subsidiary Airbus Americas Inc. as defendants.

Each defendant makes, uses, imports and sells preventative airplane maintenance products and services that...
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