I said some time ago on Vortex that Rossi’s Patent was timed to get maximum a period of precedence on competing products and that other patents in their hundreds will be lined up on every minuscule bit of e-Cat functionality to provide ammunition for future legal battles. Probably the chief thing IH are providing is deep pockets for those legal battles. That particular law firm is very expensive they are ranked in the top 1% of New York legal and in the top 2% of US law firms overall. Within their specialist area of intellectual property law they are ranked e ven higher they employ a team of around 10 to 15 and have disclosed revenues of around 2 million a year.
Timing patents to come out at the point of product announcement and in successive waves after production is standard practice for any firm.
It looks like they expected a September release of the Third Party Independent Report (TPIR) and are asking for an extension, not the first occasion that has happened, that is why the provision is there. As to whether they are gaming the system to extend precedence, that is a different matter; I doubt it, I think this is ju st the product is so revolutionary that those conducting the TPIR and those who are peer reviewing the TPIR as well as the journal are all getting their ducks in a row.
Have a look at Edison and how he had to managed his IP or the Wright brothers. This is all about coming patent wars people.