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 [...]
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 [...]
Andrea Rossi is now accusing Tom Darden’s Industrial Heat of trying to sell his own e-cat low nuclear reaction (LENR) technology back to him. “As usual, the guys of Industrial Heat (IH) are ready to sell what they do not own; now they are offering us to buy back our license, the license that they [...]
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 [...]
Andrea Rossi apparently took his case to the Senate, the upper house of Italy’s parliament on November 24, 2015. The ecat inventor made that revelation in a video interview with Vessela Nikolova that is now available on YouTube. Rossi made a few important revelations about his low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology during the interview [...]
Venture Capitalists tell us that they invest in the people involved in a project and not just the project itself. They might combine hard-nosed analysis with passion for an idea but most of us assume that they will always default to the bottom line before anything else. This is why I find the IH development interesting. It seems inconceivable that anyone coming from a VC background would not perform rigorous due diligence on something like the eCat. Could they really let their passion overrule caution?
I hope it is not the case. I do hope the company brought in independent and qualified personnel to test the eCat beyond Rossi’s control. Any observation regarding IH’s lack of expertise is neither here nor there. It would be trivial – considering the money involved – to hire the right people and with luck they did exactly that. Perhaps our hoped-for independents built the device on behalf of IH (as far as Rossi is concerned his partner built it). Perhaps this is why they do not have any problems with him making such statements on his blog. They have had the best part of nine months after all. If all of this is true and then they still decided to issue the press release, that is quite a strong statement.
Of course we can always turn the equation on its head. If we were to invest in IH, due diligence would force us to look at those involved. As far as I can tell these are good people – exactly the type I admire for their efforts to make a difference. It sometimes feels like we are stuck in a pit surrounded by money-men with no concern for others. But could it go too far the other way? Looking at JT Vaughn’s blog, I fear for the sequence of events that led them to invest. I pray (metaphorically) that the attitude expressed there was not dominant when negotiating with Rossi. Thank goodness people like Vaughn exist but in this case if he relied more on faith than science, I would urge them to think again. Could this be why Rossi keeps using the phrase “whether the results are positive or negative” in reference to current and future tests?
I hope my fear is unfounded but if not and Rossi is ever put on trial, he has prepared an interesting defence for himself. He has Nobel laureates as unwitting exhibits, scientists to the left and right who all agreed with him. He even let experts test it for themselves and cautioned that the results could be negative – he can also afford a good lawyer.
I am rooting for IH but would not invest in the eCat without substantially more proof. I hope they have that proof and make lots of money from making the world a better place. I may not be religious or share their faith but for once I would like the good-guys to win.