The decision seems to have come after it was revealed that the witness for the FTC, a physicist by the name of Dr. Halperin, had not bought and tested the HAFC and did not even posses a Ph.D in engine technology. For its part, the defense had a witness who "specializes in internal combustion engines" and were able to successfully employ arguments like, "Do you think the President of the United States and his advisors don't know what they're talking about when they call for an increase in the mileage of the nation's vehicles, expecting at least a 10 mpg improvement?" While the seeming "Chewbacca defense" worked for the hydrogen injection evangelist Dennis Lee this time, the FTC may still appeal the ruling. We've put in a call to the FTC for comment, but have not yet heard back. Thanks to Tim for the tip.
[Source: Pure Energy Systems]