NASA Told To Pay Boeing $28.3M In Patent Case

Law360, New York (April 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered NASA to pay the Boeing Co. a total of $28.3 million, including $11.3 million in interest, after concluding that techniques used in constructing the space shuttle infringed a single Boeing patent for a process to reduce aircraft weight.

Judge Francis M. Allegra of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled against NASA in March and ordered the space agency to pay Boeing $16.9 million in royalties. He also ordered the two parties to submit a proposed judgment calculating the amount of...
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