Rossi Sues Industrial Heat announces Third Party Validation of Ecat

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.

Miami's Federal Courthouse the future of eCat could be decided here

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:

“The independent third party validation test was performed by Dr. Ing. Fabio Penon, a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, at the behest of Leonardo Corporation and one of its licensees, Industrial Heat, LLC. as both desired independent third party verification of the sustainability of the energy production of the E-Cat over a prolonged period. “

“The results of Dr. Penon’s test was consistent with the measurements taken by the representatives of Leonardo Corporation and Industrial Heat respectively during the course of the test” said inventor Andrea Rossi.

Unfortunately I have not been able to determine who Dr. Penon is. A Google search revealed about him or his background.

Test Results could soon be available

The actual test results are apparently available and could soon be published. Rossi confirmed that with this post from April 7, 2016 on his blog:


We are going to publish it as soon as my attorney gives me green light. I am sure 100% it will be published.

Warm Regards,


That means we could still have confirmation of ecat. The press release claimed that the test indicated ecat produced six times the amount of energy it was fed and sometimes generated 50 times more energy than it consumed. If that’s true it could be an incredibly valuable piece of technology hence the lawsuit.

The Leonardo Corporation is represented by the Silver Law Group of Miami. The lawsuit is: Case No. 16-CV-21199-JLK filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Rossi’s attorney is John Annesser, Esq.

A press release claims that the suit will not lead to any delays in the commercialization of ecat.

2 Responses to Rossi Sues Industrial Heat announces Third Party Validation of Ecat

  • Sam north says:

    Thanks for the picture of what could be
    a historical Court battle.
    But I hope they settle there differences
    out of Court.

    • jennifer says:

      It doesn’t look like it but you never know. Something to remember is that a lot of these legal statements are designed to encourage a settlement. A big problem is that two parties who are publicly fueding will be secretly working out a deal. Only time will tell.