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Date: Jan 08, 7:55 pm
Poster: The Perfesser

On Jan 08, 7:55 pm, The Perfesser wrote:

Richard Hull writes:

"The patents lapsed without ITT ever using or selling one device based on them. "

If the patents have lapsed, where does that leave "Fusor Technology" in general? Is it in the public domain now? My understanding is that the last (?) Fusor patent was incomplete (confirmed by Bert Pool). So, is there some aspect of the technology which could still be patented separately? I'm not well versed on the background and issues regarding the patents, any light you can shed on the subject will be helpful.