Laminar Research is a small software company based in Columbia, South Carolina, and dedicated to providing software that accurately reflects the laws of physics. Laminar's flagship product is the flight simulator X-Plane. X-Plane works with Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. They also have mobile versions for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
In 2004, Laminar Research released the software Space Combat.
In October 2012, Laminar Research announced that they were being sued by Uniloc over an alleged patent infringement. Austin Meyer produced a documentary film called The Patent Scam, about his experiences being sued by Uniloc.
As of May 2017, X-Plane 11 has been released, a major iteration in their flight simulator. X-Plane 11 is available in both a consumer version, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration certifiable professional version.
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