Rossi Responds To Furor Over Patents

A patent on LENR has recently been granted to Francesco Piantelli, and it has the LENR community in an uproar. It seems that Piantelli has patented a process that he has never used – or at least, not until recently. The patent refers to “previous work” done in the 1990s using nickel powder, but Piantelli never used nickel powder in the 90s. This has many people calling “foul”, as Andrea Rossi’s Hot Cats and E-Cats are being manufactured, and as publication of third party reports are pending.

However, Mr. Rossi himself seems to be handling it all quite well. Rather than being threatened, Andrea Rossi is quite philosophical about it all, calling for proof. He says he has built the units described in the patents, and that none of them work. In addition, he does not seem to fear that someone will “beat him to the punch”, so to speak, by patenting his idea. On the Journal of Nuclear Physics, he states:

“I receive many requests of opinion about the last patents granted in matter of LENR: this comment answers to all. None of those patents explains how the E-Cat can work. I read very shaky theories in them that never produced anything really working. The described apparatuses, that we replicated with high fidelity after the publication of such patents to check their validity, actually do not work. Everybody can try… Every further comment is useless.”

It appears, then, that Andrea Rossi’s technology is still safe, and his IP has not been stolen. These events however, justify Mr. Rossi’s strict adherence to the confidentiality policies that have frustrated so many. He has been called a fraud because he won’t reveal his processes to anyone. Now it becomes clear that he has been quite wise.

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  1. The patent seems to be issued January 16. So, Mr Rossi tells us that they have read the patent, built a test set-up as descibed in the patent and then made some tests in five or so days…………I doubt it

  2. The patent was probably pending and viewable before it was issued.

  3. It is fine to have Rossi speaking for himself and demonstrating his interest tp
    disprove this evil patent. He says:
    “The described apparatuses, that we replicated with high fidelity after the publication of such patents to check their validity, actually do not work.”
    He says the truth as usual however perhaps there are some details that need bit of clarification:

    a) when has he made this study? (WO 2010/058288 waa published on 27 May 2010- so this is the start data in the best case. How long it lasted to build the apparatuses, or it was only one or more?
    b) the patent is about a method too? Has he followed this method exactly? It is known Piantelli uses Molecular Beam Epitaxy to build the nanostructures, has he bought or borrowed this installation? Has he applied rigurously the deep degassing cycles, very important for a good result? and time consuming.
    After how many tests has he arrived to the conclusion: it does NOT work and basta?!

    I fear Rossi has neglected his own work; however he has neglected to inform the world about the results of his study- first of all the European Patent Office thus doing harm to his own patent application.
    Bad patent management!

  4. Casey, if you are right someone else ought to have noticed the patent. It should not be any surprise when the patent was issued in January.

  5. Mr Gluck

    This is an “evil” patent?

    How so?
    Is your mind alright?
    Have you had a stroke?

    Mr Gluck is spewing jibberish!

    Molecular Beam Epitaxy! WOW I did not know you where an expert on the
    things you spew!

    Mr Gluck you are one stand up stnd alone bullshit artist!

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