A federal judge in Miami has dismissed four of the claims in Andrea Rossi’s lawsuit against Industrial Heat on July 19, 2016. Four other claims were left intact so the suit is moving forward.
United States District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga took the action; when she reviewed Industrial Heat’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The four claims Altonaga dismissed were:
- Count II: Breach of Contract for Exceeding the Scope of the License. Altonaga found that Industrial Heat did not violate a license agreement by trying to get a European patent for Rossi’s ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. Instead she found that Industrial Heat may have infringed upon his patents.
- Count V: Civil Conspiracy. The judge found there was no conspiracy to misappropriate Rossi’s intellectual property. Although she did find that Rossi’s claims that Industrial Heat owner Tom Darden; and his partners, misappropriated his intellectual property were valid.
- Count VII Constructive and Equitable Fraud. The judge found that Darden and company did abuse their confidential relationship with Rossi.