Leonardo Corporation’s response to Industrial Heat’s motion to dismiss was entered on June 17, 2016. The document can be read here.
While all the facts of this particular case aren’t publicly known, this blog strives to be about the bigger picture and the potential of LENR. Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat LLC make up just a small segment of the broader industry and we hope this unfortunate distraction does not detract from the attention, investment and encouragement all earnest LENR researchers deserve.
That being said, while disappointed, we reserve judgment on Andrea Rossi’s work and credibility until it can be openly and thoroughly vetted through whatever means necessary.
On the heels of becoming the first nation on earth to ban deforestation, Norway is also reportedly very close to a ban on internal combustion (gasoline) engines in passenger automobiles by 2025.
This is remarkable given the oil-rich nation of Norway is Europe’s largest fossil fuel producer! North Sea oil production accounts for 45% of Norway’s exports and 20% of GDP.
As reported in the past, Norway’s progressive nature also makes it an ideal nation to embrace LENR and make an influential divestment away from the carbon based economy it has so relied upon. Statoil and the Norwegian royal family would be well advised to pursue meaningful investments in the field.
Industrial Heat, LLC (IH) has made a motion for summary judgment in the action brought by Leonardo Corporation seeking almost $100 million in damages. The full document is available at: https://animpossibleinvention.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/ih-motion-to-dismiss.pdf
In summary, IH argues their agreement with Rossi, coupled with the admissions in the Complaint, demonstrates that Plaintiffs’ central contentions are incurably flawed: The License Agreement required performance by Plaintiffs within a specific time period, which Plaintiffs acknowledge did not occur within that time period, and the License Agreement permitted IH and IPH – after having paid Plaintiffs over $10 million (which Plaintiffs admit was paid) – virtually unlimited usage of information they received from Plaintiffs.
The following press release has been posted on Leonardo Corporation’s ecat.com website here: http://ecat.com/news/pressrelease-industrial-heat-loses-license-for-rossis-e-cat
INDUSTRIAL HEAT LOSES LICENSE FOR ROSSI’S “E-CAT”
Leonardo Corporation announced today, June 2, 2016, that it has terminated the license granted to Industrial Heat, LLC. for the Energy Catalyzer (“E-Cat”) technology. Effective immediately, Leonardo Corporation has the sole and exclusive right to the E- Cat intellectual property in all territories previously licensed to Industrial Heat, LLC. According to Leonardo Corporation, the decision to terminate Industrial Heat, LLC.’s license follows Industrial Heat, LLC.’s failure to pay the agreed upon licensing fee.
The license previously granted to Industrial Heat, LLC gave the company the exclusive rights to use the E-Cat intellectual property in the geographic territories of North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Emirates.
In an effort to avoid any delay in making the E-Cat units commercially available in the above territories, Leonardo Corporation will be working diligently with its strategic partners to develop a new manufacturing and distribution strategy for those territories. For those customers located in these territories, all future inquiries regarding the E-Cat should be directed to Leonardo Corporation directly through its website.
As a result of its terminating Industrial Heat, LLC’s license, Leonardo Corporation has also demanded that Industrial Heat, LLC immediately assign all patents and patent applications based upon the E-Cat intellectual property to Leonardo Corporation, or abandon these applications in all jurisdictions.
Additional information is available at www.ecat.com.
Contact: Leonardo’s attorney John Annesser, Esq. JWA@silverlawgroup.com
SOURCE: Leonardo Corporation