Those who follow the unfolding story of Andrea Rossi and his unprecedented e-cat motor invention in the field of low energy nuclear reactions, have already seen the various aspects of his device in action, as well as much skepticism floating around the energy catalyzer. The Italian physicist claims to have found the solution to a current problem with this device of his that produces fusor energy in low temperatures and no radioactive waste to speak of and low costs. Dr. Rossi had applied for an Italian patent for his E-Cat invention, and acquired one. Later he applied for an American patent, but is now still in the patent pending process.
And speaking of the patent news, recent developments prove to be rather handy for Mr. Rossi and his E-Cat motor. It used to be that American patent system was different from those of most of the countries. The Senate, however, passed a new patent law, and the USA does not have the “first to invent” patent law, which it for a long time had, but rather the “first to patent.” Therefore, the person does not have to be the first to invent to have the rights to it; as long as he is the first to patent, he will have a valid patent. This new act, known as the America Invents Act, passed by the Senate, will definitely be a great advantage for Andrea Rossi and his fusor energy device.
Everybody in the nuclear physics knows about the first experiments with cold fusion, and Dr. Rossi is far from being the first one to come with the idea. But this act will be beneficial in as much as he will be the first to patent the rights to Energy Catalyzer. That of course does not guarantee that E-Cat motor will be given a patent, but its chances are higher now than ever before.