We’ve been contacted by colleagues who have received information from a company calling itself “Saybrook Fusion”. Our colleagues were confused by the presentations from this company because “Saybrook Fusion” described themselves as developing the exact same fusion generators as those that we are developing. Saybrook’s presentation used an image that was easily identifiable as our electrodes (Fig. 1), with their name superimposed on it, and they asserted they were using “proprietary designs”, which seemed to imply they had acquired our patents.
We want to make clear that in reality “Saybrook Fusion” has NO connection to LPPFusion and has no license to use any of our proprietary designs or patents. These images have been altered from any that we have publicly released but are clearly based on either them or other versions that have been obtained illicitly. Some of our images were published under a Creative Commons license. But that license prohibits modifying the images, or publishing them without credit to the originators and Saybrook Fusion violated these terms.
Figure 1. Image from Saybrook Fusion literature (left), closely resembling LPPFusion’s distinctive electrodes (right, in copyrighted photo) falsely implies that Saybrook now has LPPFusion’s intellectual property. It does not.
Our IP law firm, Chalker-Flores, has sent Saybrook Fusion Principal, Joshua Brimdyr, a cease and desist letter, instructing him to delete all our proprietary and copyrighted files and to stop using them in Saybrook literature or implying in any way that Saybrook is using our proprietary designs or patents.
The Saybrook literature lists Timothy Klein as CTO, but when asked, Mr. Klein said he had never seen or approved the literature that used his name.
Mr. Brimdyr, who made small investments in LPPFusion some years ago, for two years attempted to get us to sign an agreement to give him a free option on a license to our technology. With the unanimous advice of our Board of Advisors, we refused to sign such an agreement, insisting that any licensing agreement, or option to purchase a license in the future, must involve a substantial up-front payment to or investment in LPPFusion. Mr. Brimdyr was informed of this final rejection of his proposal and the close of any discussion of it at the end of January of this year.
The implication in Saybrook Fusion’s literature that they have instead successfully gained a license to use our technology is thus unequivocally false and we are insisting they make the lack of connection to LPPFusion clear in all their presentations.