To correct something that Ergoscience wrote:
There’s no such thing as an “FDA patent application.” A patent application has nothing to do with the FDA. The fact that Schmidt’s patent application was rejected multiple times by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has no bearing on anything the FDA does or approves. The link that Ergoscience gave is to one of the PTO’s rejections of Schmidt’s application, and doesn’t have anything to do with the FDA.
The fact that Schmidt’s patent application was rejected multiple times also says almost nothing about whether Lifewave patches have any genuine efficacy, or whether they’re merely expensive placebos.
I am a patent attorney. I have read every word in Schmidt’s patent applications, and every word of his history of correspondence with the PTO over the last 8+ years since he filed his original provisional patent application. In my opinion from reading that material, Schmidt is not serious about trying to get a patent; rather, he mostly wants to be able to continue advertising that his silly patches are “patent pending.” If he actually believed his own bullcrap about the patches actually having a physiological effect on people, he would have tried much harder to get a patent issued by now, rather than being content to take the slow bus and deliberately delay the process as he has done.
In my opinion, the fact that Schmidt does not appear to have filed for patents in any country other than the U.S., tells me that he doesn’t believe that his patches have any real efficacy. He knows his patches are bogus, rather than representing the revolutionary medical breakthrough that he claims they are. Otherwise he would have invested in patent protection worldwide.
Ask any patent attorney to read the history of Schmidt’s patent applications. I can pretty much guarantee you that that patent attorney will laugh his ass off at what will be about the most transparently ridiculous pseudoscience crap he’s ever read.