So what? The patent office does not examine whether the applied-for invention actually works or not.
The criteria for patentability are, by legal definition (in this case, Articles 52 - 54 of the European Patent Convention):
1. Novelty (i.e., not formerly described in any *one* single disclosure.)
2. Non-obviousness (i.e., not being able to be derived from a *combination* of prior disclosures.)
3. Industrial applicability (i.e., can conceivably be manufactured or used in industry - this does *not* mean it actually works as claimed. This criterium is more concerned with excluding certain inventions - such as medical procedures - from being patentable.)
The patent office does not care whether or not it works. That’s for the *market* to decide.
But since this great invention has been - as per your prior proclamations pimping Rossi - creating unlimited free energy for over a year now....oh, wait...it hasn’t, actually?
Oh, my. As Reagan once said, “there you go again...”
per your prior proclamations pimping Rossi
***Typical personal attack
LENR is an interesting subject. Your comments about the requirements for a patent from the European Union are also interesting. Personal disparagements about one’s motives for posting are not.
The USPTO won't even look at a LENR or cold fusion patent application, because over here it does matter whether it works or not.