to Attn of: GP (95-37085)
Mr. Chalmers H. Goodlin
Chairman and President
The Burnelli Company
7372 N.W. 12th Street
Miami, FL 33126
Dear Mr. Goodlin:
Thank you for your letter of September 27, 1995.
In that letter you requested answers from me for the following questions:
1) Is it your belief that, under law, the owner of a patent loses proprietary
and intellectual property rights at the expiry date of the patent?
2) Is it not true, under law' that when criminal conspiracy is involved
there is no statute of limitations?
I am not your attorney; therefore' it would be inappropriate for me
to give you advice pertaining to these questions. If it is your belief
that you have been wrongfully treated by the government, you should consult
with an attorney who can advise you of your rights.
Also, please be advised that I am not alleging that the Burnelli Company
has no rights to its flying wing airplane design. I am' however' again
informing you that NASA will not consider taking a license in expired United
States Patent No. 2,586,299.
Alan J. Kennedy
Senior Patent Attorney
Office of the Associate General