donut.jpgIPNews® – Airbus has come up with a new doughnut-shaped design for its aircraft for which it has filed a patent application in Europe.

Experts say the design will have pros and cons in that it can accommodate more passengers and cause less stress on the aircraft both of which would provide cost savings. However

airplane-airbusa380.jpgLos Angeles – A U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia ruled against Rolls-Royce Group in a patent infringement case that it brought against United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney over fan technology.

U.S. District Judge Leoni Brinkema rejected the Rolls-Royce infringement claims after determining Pratt’s GP7200 Fan Stage is not in violation of a patent