The European Patent office has granted a patent for the Francesco Piantelli’s invention of process for producing energy from a nickel-hydrogen reaction.
European Patent Office published the certificate on January 16th, 2013. All documents associated with this application can be found here.
Sergio Focardi, who assisted Andrea Rossi in the development of the E-Cat had worked with Piantelli in the study and development of LENR from nickel-hydrogen processes.
Here is a link to the full text of the patent, hosted on Daniele Passerini’s site: