Date: 04 Jun 97 01:45:42 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2
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On 23 May 97 09:03:30 , kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) caused to appear as if it was written: >It may also be an attempt by Boeing to, in effect, extend their patent >on the design, which would have expired long ago. The patentable idea >was, I assume, moving the cockpit up above the main cabin deck to >allow unobstructed cargo access all the way to the nose (and through >the nose in the freighter versions). The legal concept of "prior art" would make this patent useless. Although the 747 is the most successful high-cockpit aircraft, it wasn't the first by a long chalk. Malc.