posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 06:01 PM
Ironically, it looks like the term of the patent runs out in about 9 days - wouldn't the design be fair game after that? I wonder what all the legal
aspects actually are - could there POTENTIALLY be two entrants for the new USAF bomber, each based off of the YF-23, but from two separate companies?
One from Boeing and one from Northrop (assuming that Boeing obtained a copy of the plans in the McDD purchase)?
[edit on 20-12-2006 by crusader97]