As Andrea Rossi continues to monitor the 1 MW plant inside his container, he is also working on the E-Cat X, and seemingly writing patents continuously. Here are some comments on his activities today from the Journal of Nuclear Physics:
September 23rd, 2015 at 7:34 AM
Yes: 64 patents are pending, but I think we will arrive to about 150 patents pending within one year, due to the ones I am working upon, obviously all related to the E-Cat.
September 23rd, 2015 at 7:13 AM
Now it’s 08.10 of Wednesday September 23 inside the computer container.
The 1 MW E-Cat is stable, the E-Cat X is very promising. We are working hard on it; it is very important that we make it fit to be totally and exhaustively covered by the US Patent that has been granted to us: for us it is now like a commercial requirement.
It’s interesting to read in the second comment that they are actually designing the E-Cat X around the US Patent, rather than writing a new patent to cover it. He says it’s a ‘commercial requirement’ to do this, so this indicates that they are going to try to get it out into the marketplace fairly quickly, now that the US Patent has been granted. If the E-Cat X was a significantly different technology they would have start with a clean sheet and go through the whole process once again, which could take years.
This does make me wonder about how the patenting process is going outside the United States. Rossi has said that they are gearing up for worldwide commercialization, but so far there is patent protection in place only for the United States and Italy. Those are large markets, of course, but the demand for the E-Cat is likely to be much wider.