The relationship between Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation and Tom Darden’s Industrial Heat LLC has apparently fallen apart. The Leonardo Corporation has filed a federal lawsuit against Industrial Heat for breach of an industrial license and misappropriation of intellectual property on April 5, 2015, a press release states.
Rossi is apparently claiming that Industrial Heat violated the patent and other agreements relating to his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). Last year, Rossi sold Industrial Heat a license for the rights to the ecat technology.
The suit is apparently holding up the release of the results of the third party validation test of ecat. That test which lasted 352 days is apparently done but Rossi cannot release the results because of the pending lawsuit. The press release seemed to confirm this claim with the flowing statements: