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Information Property Status

Postby Feebleminded » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:31 pm

Hello Polywell community,

I have been "taking" a lot of information from this forum over the past few months, and I have decided it is time to join the discussion. My formal training is a BA in Mechanical Engineering, but I focused on thin film deposition which is where I first became interested in plasma's with magnetron sputtering processes and the like.

After extensively researching the Bussard design, and satisfying my questions and concerns, I am ready to move forward. Most would agree that a continuous drive break even machine is the next step forward.

My question is, what exactly is the IP status of the Polywell? For example, if another corporation were to take the design and run with it, what kind of IP roadblocks are there specifically? Additionally, how could that entity protect itself from getting pushed out by a large energy player with billions in capital for example.

Since the original patents filed back in the '80's have expired, what other than this from 2008/2011 is there, and how would one deal with those barriers?

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Postby Feebleminded » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:28 pm

So noone has any input on this sutff? I am very curious, but my knowledge of patent law is embarrassingly limited.

In addition to the patents of Bussard, there are these related to his invention:

- 2010

- 2011 (FP Generation)

- 2011 (Crossfire Design)

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Re: Information Property Status

Postby KitemanSA » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:24 am



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