UK Trial Against Airbus Over Aircraft Assembly IP Takes Off

Law360, London (February 9, 2021, 7:04 PM GMT) -- A British company kicked off its London trial on Tuesday, claiming an Airbus subsidiary infringed its patent for a type of fastener used when assembling an aircraft, saying it's in a David versus Goliath fight against the European aerospace giant.

Kwikbolt Ltd., which is based in Eastleigh, southern England, opened its High Court trial against Airbus Operations Limited over an invention for a "removable blind fastener." The device is used for fastening one aircraft assembly piece to another, so that it can be inserted and fixed from just one side of one of the pieces, rather than a nut-and-bolt type fastener,...

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