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NASA Told To Pay Boeing $17M Over Aircraft Patent

Law360 (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered NASA to pay the Boeing Co. almost $17 million, plus prejudgment interest to be determined, 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 calculated the damages in an order filed under seal on March 16 and made public Thursday. He ordered the parties to jointly file a proposed judgment incorporating his findings by April 17....
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