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September 27, 1995

Your Ref. GP (95-37082).

Mr. Alan J. Kennedy
Senior Patent Attorney
Office of the Associate General Counsel
WASHINGTON, DC 20546-0001

Dear Mr. Kennedy,

With regard to your letter of September 21, 1995, I would like to have answers to these two 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?

When Mr. Burnelli made his advanced invention, disclosed in Patent No. 2,586,299, the filing date was September 11, 1945, but the patent was not issued until February 19, 1952. It is a matter of record that NACA/NASA had full knowledge of this important technological advance at that time, but they deliberately took no recognition of it to accommodate their industrial collaborators in the military-industrial complex.

You will see by the enclosures that, this year, both Aerospatiale and Airbus Industrie, in addition to McDonnell Douglas, have announced their versions of the 1951 Burnelli design. As NASA now claims that the Burnelli Company has no rights to this important design any longer, then NASA, by its failure to timely recognize the exceptional 1945 Burnelli technology, has made it possible for the Europeans to also claim public domain. I am sure that Congress and the American taxpayer will be delighted to learn of this development.

I look forward to your response.

        Yours sincerely,


        Chairman & President

REVUE AEROSPATIALE, 119, June 1995 -- Studies - Return of the Flying Wing
AEROPORTS MAGAZINE, 259, June 1995 -- Flying Wing: Airbus Industrie Reveals All

Correspondence is listed in Chronological order
March 29, 1995 to present day (1 - 33)
(All correspondence since March 29, 1995 is present)

1. Mar 29, 1995 Burnelli letter to NASA 2. May 5, 1995-NASA response 3. Aug. 10, 1995-Burnelli letter to NASA General Counsel
4. Aug. 31, 1995-NASA response 5. Sept. 6, 1995-Burnelli responds to NASA Sr. Patent Atty 6. Sep. 20, 1995-Burnelli to NASA re: lifting body research project
7. Sept. 21, 1995-NASA says "the patent expired" 8. Sep. 27, 1995-Burnelli to NASA Counsel, "..when criminal conspiracy is involved.." 9. Oct. 3, 1995-NASA Gnl Counsel, "..I am not your attorney.."
10. Oct 3, 1995-Burnelli to NASA, "..outrageous bureaucratic tyranny.." 11. Oct 6, 1995-BURNELLI submits reports and tests to NASA 12. Nov. 2, 1995, Burnelli, "..may I have a response.."
13. June 27, 1996 Burnelli claims NASA is refusing to acknowledge 14. July 3, 1996 - NASA: "We will not consider taking licence".. 15. July 9, 1996 Burnelli, presents Lockheed correspondence
16. Aug 12, 1996 Burnelli presents Flight magazine article 17. Aug 27, 1996 - NASA Gen'l Counsel requests past correspondence-lost 18. Sept 3, 1996 Burnelli, " ..appeal to you, correct a grave injustice.."
19. Sept 6, 1996 NASA: "..we have no record of your letter.." 20. Sept 24, 1996 - Burnelli: "..all aircraft mfr's recognized Burnelli importance in mid-30's" 21. Sept 25, 1996 NASA: "..Burnelli did not submit a proposal.."
22. Oct 7, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have deferred our correspondence.." 23. Oct 11, 1996 - Burnelli: "..internet NASA FACT is a lie.." 24. Oct 28, 1996 NASA: "..we will continue to disagree.."
25. Dec 9, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have repudiated your obligations.." 26. Jun 10, 1965 - Jean A. Roche', Head Aeronautician Engr./Tech. Advisor, US Army Air Forces 27. Jan 13, 1997 BURNELLI: "..we have not received answers to our letters.."
28. Jan 29, 1997 BURNELLI: .."we request that NASA provide no further funding to BWB project.." 29. Feb 10, 1997 BURNELLI: ..Smithsonian article quote:.."the first to touch on the concept was Vincent Burnelli.. " 30. Feb 20, 1997 - NASA: .."considers this matter closed.."
31. Sep. 4, 1995 AVIATION DAILY article .."McDonnell eyes blended wing body research.." 32. Feb 5, 1986 MIAMI HERALD: " NASA behind the times" 33. CARISI Report

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