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Rossi Again Claims E-cat Plants are Under Construction

Andrea Rossi is again claiming that his E-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) devices are under construction. The inventor is also claiming that he will soon start selling energy from the devices.

In a post September 3, conversation on Rossi’s message board, Frank Acland asked: “Have you started building them yet?” That statement was presumably in reference to E-cat reactors.

Rossi replied: “yes.” The only problem with his answer was that when Acland asked: “When do you expect to have them completed?”

Rossi answered: “confidential.”

This conversation makes absolutely no sense because Rossi is apparently planning to sell the reactors or energy from them. One would think he would announce a date so customers would know when to start buying. In other posts, Rossi claims he has “marketing experts” on his payroll but is not ready to announce when he plans to market.

Details of Rossi Industrial Heat Settlement Available

Swedish Journalist Mats Lewan has uncovered some of the details of the settlement Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat (IH) made to end their lawsuit. Those details are available at Lewin’s Impossible Invention blog.

Lewin also posted a new interview with Rossi who explained some of the details of the suit and the settlement. Rossi told Lewin that the purpose of the settlement was to protect his Intellectual Property (IP) rights.

“To us, the most important thing was to regain complete ownership of the IP and of all the rights that were conceded through the license,” Rossi told Lewan. “At this point, it had become very clear that a continued collaboration had become impossible because of the choices IH made and because of other reasons.”

Important details of the settlement revealed in a document posted online include:

  • The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice. That means neither Rossi nor Industrial Heat owner Tom Darden are denying any of their charges. They are simply dropping the suit.

Rossi Industrial Heat Lawsuit Settled

The comedy of errors known as Andrea Rossi’s lawsuit against Tom Darden and Industrial Heat is over. The jury trial before U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga ended after just 48 minutes in court on July 5, 2017.

Rossi and Darden’s attorneys apparently hammered out some sort of agreement and shut down the farce, a post on LENR Forum posted on E-Cat World indicates. This came after a mistrial and a failure to seat a Jury on July 29, 2017. The court apparently took the Fourth of July holiday off then came back and ended the trial.

No details of the settlement are available because Rossi and Industrial Heat have apparently signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). That means Rossi can post to his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog again but cannot discuss the litigation.

Rossi himself admitted this in a July 5, post to the Journal:

“The terms of the settlement will remain under NDA forever, as per request of the Attorneys of both Parties.

Rossi and Musk on Climate Change Etc

All those interested in climate change, undoubtedly know that President Donald J. Trump (R-New York) has decided to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. That prompted some very interesting reactions from Ecat inventor Andrea Rossi, Elon Musk and others.

The Paris Climate Agreement is a pact in which nations agreed to lower emissions of greenhouse gases in an effort to limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees a year. The agreement is deliberately vague and not binding; but it angered some Americans who believed it unfairly blamed the United States for the world’s problems. The pact is still in place despite Trump’s action and even the United States will follow it for a number of years.

Musk Dumps Trump

Trump’s move is a risky one that has already alienated a potential. Elon Musk almost immediately tweeted that he is leaving two advisory councils to the president, Bloomberg reported. Musk was not alone; Disney CEO Bob Iger whose company is facing a boycott also quit a presidential council, Quartz reported.

Rossi’s Attorneys Blast Industrial Heat’s Claims as Baseless and Frivolous

Andrea Rossi’s attorneys are alleging that Thomas Darden and Industrial Heat made illegal and frivolous claims against the inventor and his Leonardo Corporation in their ongoing lawsuit. A new motion filed on January 10, 2017, demands that US District Judge Cecilla M. Altonga impose sanctions on Darden and company for making the claims.

The motion filed; by attorney John W. Annessar, makes the following claims against Darden and his codefendants:

  • Industrial Heat falsely claimed that a test by Engineer Fabio Penon was the guaranteed performance test required by the License Agreement Darden signed when Industrial Heat agreed to purchase Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. Rossi is charging that Darden violated that agreement by refusing to pay him for the e-cat.
  • Darden et all falsely claimed they were unable to replicate the e-cat technology. It sounds as if Rossi is charging that Darden and his associates were able to replicate e-ca and make it work.

Rossi Plans QuarkX e-cat Demonstration for February

Andrea Rossi is planning some sort of public demonstration of his QuarkX e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device early next year. E-Cat world contributor Frank Acland thinks that the test will probably be held in February 2019.

Rossi did not confirm that in posts at his blog but he did make some intriguing remarks including:

  • When Acland asked Rossi if his partner was a manufacturer, the inventor’s reply was yes. Rossi has not revealed the partner’s identity but he and HydroFusion attempted to purchase a factory in Sweden earlier this year.

Is Rossi's latest ecat named for Quark the Star Trek Deep Space Nine character played by Armin Shimerman. ?

  • Rossi is conducting Sigma Five testing on the ecat. Sigma Five is a physics term that means he is highly confident of the QuarkX and its ability.

 

  • In a response to a correspondent named Svein Henrik, Rossi stated that Sigma 5 is related to experimental prototypes.

 

Industrial Heat Charges Ecat Does Not Work

Tom Darden, J.T. Vaughn, Industrial Heat and Cherokee Investment Partners are again alleging that Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction technology does not work. In an answer and additional defenses to Rossi’s lawsuit the defendants made the following allegations.

  • “Defendants deny that the energy catalyzer (“E-Cat”) technology “generates a low energy nuclear reaction resulting in an exothermic release of energy” along the lines claimed by Plaintiffs – which is that a reactor using the E-Cat technology produces more than 50 times the energy it consumes.”

 

  • “Such claims are not scientifically verifiable or reproducible.”

 

  • “In addition, the procedures and mechanisms which Plaintiffs have used in their experiments and testing of the E-Cat technology are flawed and unreliable in many respects.”

  • “Lastly, the E-Cat technology has never been independently validated by a scientifically reliable methodology to produce the energy levels Plaintiffs now claim, and has failed to produce any commercially viable product.”

 

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.”