There has been much criticism of Andrea Rossi for not revealing working information about his domestic E-Cat, his industrial E-Cat, or the Hot Cat. It seems that some skeptics accuse Rossi of a sham because he has been so secretive of his technology. However, logic cites that the patenting process is vital for the preservation of Rossi’s intellectual property.
Even in the medical field, patents are honored, and protect the intellectual properties of the pharmaceutical labs that do the research and development. Corporate laboratories develop life-saving drugs, go through the extensive testing, and third-party approval before they are ever released.
Some of these drugs are “miracle” drugs, or “breakthroughs” that can save millions of lives. Regardless of the amount of time spent on R & D for a new drug, the process must be completed exactly and thoroughly in order to be approved for human use. In the United States, the FDA is responsible for this certification.
Without the thorough certification process and R & D, dangerous drugs make it to the market. Even when people get angry about the government interference that “holds up” release of life saving drugs, corners can’t be cut. A perfect example of this from the 60’s is the awful birth defects of Thalidomide, when it was prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness. Yes, Thalidomide is useful in treating leprosy and multiple myeloma, but the rush to market kept further studies from being done.
Patents and certification are there for a reason. And Andrea Rossi, whose E-Cats are currently undergoing a seemingly endless certification and patenting process, acknowledges that these things must be done.
Patenting and certification are two different activities that must be completed before an invention can be released to the public. Rossi said recently, in an interview with Free Energy Systems, that:
“…we have many patents pending, in the U.S. and in the international circuit. We already have been granted the basic patent in Italy, and this is important because this forbids any attempt to make or to patent the same thing in any part of the world. But, the patents outside Italy are still pending and our attorneys are working on them. And, there is nothing more I can say. You know, the procedure of patenting is based on the fact that between our attorneys and the patent officers, there is a patent of course on papers based on the requests of more information, and so on. The patent job is going on.”
So, whether we like it or not, we must be patient. Rossi is working, and his teams are working, and the certification is ongoing. Patenting the e-cat will eventually be completed. And, when this lengthy (to us) process if finished, there should be no more questions about the safety or effectiveness of the E-Cat.