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Some of Rossi’s Claims against Industrial Heat Dismissed

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.

Details of Rossi’s Suit against Industrial Heat Available

Many more details of Rossi’s lawsuit against Industrial Heat LLC are now available, because a copy of the actual lawsuit has been posted online.

Not surprisingly, the information contained in the suit is very different than many of the media accounts. Some interesting new details about Rossi, Leonardo Corporation and the e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology are now available.

Andrea Rossi

 

  • The major target of the suit is Tom Darden. Darden’s partner John T. Vaughn, Industrial Heat LLC (a US company), IPH International B.B. (a Dutch company) and Darden’s hedge fund; Cherokee Investment Partners LLC are also named as defendants.

 

  • Rossi and Leonardo Corporation; which is described as a “Florida Corporation,” are named as the plaintiffs.

 

  • Rossi claims that Darden and the other defendants defrauded him by misappropriating his intellectual property rights in the e-cat.

 

Rossi Plans Small Reactor

Andrea Rossi is apparently planning to unveil a new smaller version of his e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device. As usual Rossi s is not revealing much about the device which he called the E-Cat X/QuarkX.

He did make this statement in a March 20 blog post: “The Hot Cat is evolved into the E-Cat QuarkX. So far. F8, F9.” That seems to indicate that the QuarkX is actually simply the latest version of the hot e-cat technology Rossi and his team have been working on for a long time.

Above is concept art of what e-cat might look like created by Daniel Badoul courtesy ecat.com.

One possibility might be that QuarkX is simply the commercial version of the E-Cat X, which is presumably the 10th version of e-cat that Rossi has built. “EcatX is evolved into QuarkX. Is the same thing, evolved.”

Rossi Gets US Patent Possibly on Ecat

Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation has received a United States Patent that could cover his Ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). Interestingly enough the patent US 9,115,913 B1 dated August 25, 2015, does not mention LENR, cold fusion or the words Ecat or energy catalyzer.

Instead it is for a device called a Fluid Heater. Andrea Rossi is listed as the inventor and his company Leonardo Corporation is listed as the assignee or owner. The Fluid Heater is described as:

“An apparatus for heating fluid includes a tank for holding fluid to be heated, and a fuel wafer in fluid communication with the fluid. The fuel wafer includes a fuel mixture including reagents and a catalyst, and an electrical resistor or other heat source in thermal communication with the fuel mixture and the catalyst.”

Tom Darden Reveals why he Backed Rossi

Cherokee Partners’ CEO Tom Darden’s funding of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research is more extensive than previously revealed. Darden is the man behind Industrial Heat which purchased Andrea Rossi’s ecat technology last year. Unfortunately Darden would not reveal what other researchers he is backing in an interview with Marianne Macy in April 16, 2015 issue of Infinite Energy Magazine.

Macy interviewed Darden after his provocative speech during the opening ceremoniesof the 19th Annual International Conference on Cold Fusion in Padua, Italy, on April 13, 2015. Darden surprised a lot of people with his public commitment to LENR and his willingness to put money into the field.

Darden also revealed some of his thinking on LENR in the interview which is well worth reading. Some of the high lights include what convinced him to back Rossi:

“We’ve seen a number of tests and we’ve had a lot of people looking at tests,” Darden said. “Of course outsiders have looked  at tests. I think particularly the transmutation data is very compelling. I felt very good about that, better than any outlet of test data I’d seen.”

More Details of Russian e-cat Replication Available

Many more details of Russian scientist Dr. Alexander Parkhomov’s efforts to replicate Andrea Rossi’s hot e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology are available courtesy of our friends at the Martin Flesichmann Memorial Project.

Some of the instruments in Alexander Parkhomov’s laboratory at Moscow's People's Friendship University

Project representative Bob Greenyer visited Parkhomov’s laboratory at the People’s Friendship University in Moscow to examine his reactor. Greenyer posted some intriguing data about the device on the Project’s Facebook page including a number of fascinating pictures.

Some of the most interesting data about Parkhomov’s work Greenyer reported includes:

  • The device reached a temperature of around 1290 degrees Celsius around 2354 degrees Fahrenheit for my fellow Americans.

 

  • The device might be able to reach temperatures as high as 1400 degrees Celsius or 2552 degrees Fahrenheit.

Parkohomov's LENR reactor in action.

  • Parkohomov has achieved results similar to those that Rossi’s team achieved in their test at Lugano, Switzerland in October, 2014.

 

A few Important Energy Stories that You Need to See

There have been a few important developments in the world of energy that everybody needs to be aware of. The energy industry has become more unstable than ever even without the appearance of disruptive technologies like low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) and it looks like it is about to get worse.

Construction of Elon Musk's Gigafactory is well under way.

The biggest story is that the collapse in oil prices is destabilizing many countries including Russia and Venezuela. News stories indicate that super market shelves in Venezuela are empty because the government cannot pay for food imports and that nation’s president is frantically traveling around the world begging for loans and foreign aid to keep his country’s economy functioning. Venezuela’s economy is totally dependent on oil exports, take away the oil exports and the result is depression.

An Exciting Time for LENR

It is a rather interesting and very exciting time for low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). Perhaps the most exciting developments are the attempts to replicate and perhaps improve upon Andrea Rossi’s Lugarno demonstration of his ecat technology.

Jack Cole who is described as a hobbyist reported that he has succeeded in achieving some sort of reaction with a mixture of nickel, hydrogen and a special lime based ceramic powder, the LENR-Coldfusion.com website reported. Cole reported that his experiment created 10.6 watts of excess heat. Cole was hoping to produce LENR without the use of lithium a volatile and potentially flammable substance.

This is supposed to be a picture of Jack Cole's latest low energy nuclear reaction.

Like Alexander Parkhomov Cole was apparently trying to replicate Rossi’s Lugarno experiment. Unfortunately I don’t know that much more about Cole or his efforts.

The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project is attempting to do much the same thing with their Project Dog Bone. Updates about that effort are regularly posted on the Project’s Facebook page.

How a Technology Develops

The best way to predict how the commercialization and adoption of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) could occur is to examine how other technologies were adopted in the past. Then to identify the patterns by which they were adopted it. In other words we need to take a look at history.

Thomas Edison an inventor who changed history.

History does not exactly repeat itself but it often operates in similar patterns. These patterns sometimes produce different results but they are similar. A pattern for technological development, commercialization and adoption based on past technological progress can be discerned. Here are the highlights of such a pattern:

2014: The Year in Cold Fusion

2014 turned out to be a really exciting year in low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or cold fusion even if we didn’t get the breakthrough we wanted. The field made progress and took some surprising twists and turns.

The biggest and most important LENR story of the year had to be the entry of the American private equity firm Cherokee Partners into the cold fusion area. Cherokee purchased the rights to Andrea Rossi’s e-cat LENR device for $11 million and set up a company called Industrial Heat LLC to manage it.

This story is important because it shows that serious investors are interested in LENR and willing to put money into it. Hopefully many other investors will follow Cherokee’s Tom Darden into the field.

So far Industrial Heat has not unveiled a practical LENR device yet but it does seem to be laying a good ground work for commercialization. Hopefully they’ll unveil something in 2015.