french-pic-150x150David French is a retired patent attorney and the principal and CEO of Second Counsel Services. Second Counsel provides guidance for companies that wish to improve their management of Intellectual Property. For more information visit: www.SecondCounsel.com.He is prepared to address questions included as commentaries to any of his postings or by direct email. In particular, he would like to learn what people need to know in order to better understand patents.


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Electron capture by a proton – Where would the energy come from? March 17, 2013

The U.S. New Patent Law: March 1, 2013 January 21, 2013

Conclusively Demonstrating the “New Energy Effect” of Cold Fusion November 25, 2012

Publication of a further, 3rd, International Patent Application Part II November 23, 2012
Publication of a further, 3rd, International Patent Application Part I November 16, 2012

Cold Fusion Symposium at Williamsburg ILENRS-12 July 13, 2012

Patenting Cold Fusion Technology: Navigating Patent Office Classification Part 2 June 8, 2012
Patenting Cold Fusion Technology: Navigating Patent Office Classification Part 1 May 30, 2012

New Kid On The Block? Brillouin Energy Corp April 23, 2012

Cold Fusion Is Back! – CERN Webinar on Cold Fusion March 22, 2012 March 23, 2012

Why Cold Fusion/LENR has not been seized upon by private industry February 23, 2012

Pending PCT patent application by Randall Mills and Blacklight Power – Part 1 December 12, 2011

Review of NASA/Zawodny US patent application published October 20,2011 November 21, 2011

Profiting from the Coming Revolution Through Patents September 12, 2011

David French interview on Ca$h flow: Unlikely a single company will control cold fusion September 7,2011

Review of Cold Fusion Patents – Widom and Larsen August 27, 2011
Review of Cold Fusion Patents – Piantelli PCT #2 August 21, 2011
Review of Cold Fusion Patents August 18, 2011