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the U.S. Patent Office has a nine-member committee which screens patents for national security implications, and that a hidden purpose of this committee is to lock up energy-related patents which could threaten the fossil-fuel monopolies and the power grid (nuclear, coal, etc.). When an inventor has his or her energy patent classified, I explained, the inventor faces 20 years in prison for working on or publicizing the invention....that there are now 3000 energy patents which have been classified, and that I considered it highly likely that there were some potentially very productive new sources of energy locked up in those 3000 patents.
Originally posted by Mystery_Lady
The other problem would be that most people would not be able to re-create the device, unless it was extremely easy to build. Look at how many people have a problem putting together cribs, large toys, bicycles, and even tinkering with cars gets mixed results even with training in that area.