David French on the Cold Fusion Now! podcast

David J. French, a lawyer specializing in Patents and Intellectual Property is the guest on the Cold Fusion Now! podcast.

A graduate of McMaster University in Engineering Physics and of the University of Toronto Law School, David French spent 35 years at private law firms and also working with the Canadian government on law reform and international patent issues. He retired to his own firm Second Counsel in Ottawa, Canada.

David is an author and has contributed to Cold Fusion Now!. He has been consulting with scientists in the cold fusion/LENR field offering patent advice and helping to secure their intellectual property.

David discusses patents and patent applications currently issued in LENR field, and how patent office policy has effected research and development in the field.

Ruby Carat is the host of episode 008. Listen at our podcast page https://coldfusionnow.org/cfnpodcast/ or subscribe in iTunes.

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