Rossi: Up to 800,000 Pages to Read in Connection With Lawsuit

Andrea Rossi reports that he is now back to working 16 hour days in order to cover his work on the R&D with the QuarkX, and to handle the workload connected with the lawsuit against Industrial Heat.

This last week he said that he had received a 1,000 page document from his attorneys to study, and that he would later get a 20,000 page one. Later he made this comment when asked how many pages he expected to study during the litigation:

Andrea Rossi
November 11, 2016 at 1:39 PM
Francisco Williams:
If I make a projection, assuming an aritmetic progress, about 100 000. Plus the raw data of the ERV: after 352 days, 24/7, of all the parameters taken in consideration during the test, the number of pages I expect, based on my experience, will be between 600 000 and 800 000, fortunately in electronic format. Maybe I am wrong, though. I hope will be less, because I want to go through them. I want to analize every single paper to give my Attorneys the maximum possible help. Fortunately, I have a good memory, that helps to connect the different paper fields. My Attorneys, on their side, are making a fantastic job. We are a Team.
Warm Regards,

So far, most of the documents that have been made available have been long on legalese, short on evidence regarding the E-Cat plant test. It has mostly been legal jousting between the two parties. If the papers he is reading are more of the same it would be mind-numbing (at least for me) to read every page. I think the raw data would be much more interesting.

This is turning out to be a marathon case, but so far, Rossi does not seem to be deterred by the amount of work involved.

  • MasterBlaster7

    Rossi likes marathons.

  • sam

    He likes the legal part a bit too much for my liking.
    Can he not hire someone too help him with the papers.

  • Buck

    I enjoyed how you ended this blog post:
    “This is turning out to be a marathon case, but so far, Rossi does not seem to be deterred by the amount of work involved.”

    For those who know a little about Rossi, it comes as no shock that “he held the Junior World Record for the 24-hr. run in 1969, and won the Italian road running championship in 1970”.

    IMHO, this only points to his ability to out-compete Darden/IH and the lawyers over the long haul.

    • From my book An Impossible Invention:

      At 19 Rossi performed a athletic achievement that in some ways would symbolize his future life. The challenge: run as far as possible on a track for 24 hours nonstop. Between April 23 and 24, 1970 Rossi concluded the race at the Calvesi stadium in Brescia. In 24 hours, he ran 175 kilometers and 144 meters , beating the former Italian record set in 1891 by the legendary Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli. An enthusiastic piece in the newspaper Giornale di Brescia next day describes how a small group of supporters had cheered Rossi during the long night hours and that a large crowd, giving him all its support, had gathered in the evening of April 24 when the race ended.

      “… a flash of sympathy, which as Andrea said immediately after the conclusion of the successful attempt was a valuable, or even necessary complement to his human resources.” Pictured are the young Rossi with his mother Ada, who proudly gets a big hug from her son after the race. Most notable is perhaps that the article describes Rossi’s performance in a way that almost uncannily touches everything in which he would later engage: “A personality from another time? We prefer to say that Andrea Rossi is a beautiful young man of our time, one of many who despite public enthusiasm for much more convenient and acclaimed sports still believe in the beauty of lonely and exhausting challenges, bordering on the unbelievable, like the one he just achieved.”

      Just a few months later, his sporting instincts led to his first visit to Sweden. “With the national team in long-distance running—there were of us four with the coach, Bruno Bonomelli—we trained throughout June at the sports center on Lidingö outside Stockholm. I have a spectacular memory of it.”

      Just returned from Stockholm, Rossi set his personal best in a marathon—two hours and 28 minutes—at a race in Putignano, in the Puglia region that forms the heel of the Italian boot.

      • sam
      • Mats, have you ever talked to Penon, off the record?

        • Twice. Once when he did the original safety certification for the 1MW plant in Italy – I think I published something about that years ago (nothing sensational), and once shortly after the recent 1MW test in Florida. He then briefly told me that he couldn’t give any comments at all due to NDAs.

          • Thanks. What about Bass, now that we know who he is? Even if he can’t say much due to NDA it’d be very interesting to see how he wound up becoming involved, which shouldn’t break any confidences.

            West too, same question.

      • Mike

        Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli seems to have been more engaged in for example bikes and caves than in running. The Italian wikipedia doesn’t mention anything about running.

    • roseland67


      If the court case was a road race I may
      Bet on Rossi, but it is not.

      • Buck

        It has been said that the true test of this sort of effort is the ability to be master of one’s self, one’s mind. It is “easy” to maintain one’s eye on the goal of completion for the first of the 24 hours of the marathon. However, it is the challenge to overcome all the reasons that arises out of a fatigued mind and body for the next 23 hours.

        Rossi proved this sort of attainment of mastery over his own mind and body.

        Just look at his dedication and physical effort over the one-year test of the 1MW plant, working through the night. He has not lost the mastery. And it is for this reason, that I hold a strong belief in Rossi.

        And it is your perspective that likely was the foundation for Darden’s presumption that Rossi would fold when IH did not pay the $89M due upon successful completion of the one-year test.

        • roseland67


          It has also been said, by Rossi, that he has sold many working Ecats
          And the is building robotized factories.

          Doesn’t really matter what anyone says does it?

          • Buck

            You live a lonely pathetic life if that is your view.

          • roseland67


            I’m married for 35 years to girl from high school, all of my children are grown, thru grad school and out making their own way, my family members are all close to us, I am not lonely despite what you have to think to fit your argument.
            I am also an engineer and do NOT believe everything that I read on the internet.

          • Steve Swatman

            rose69 It doesn’t matter what you say either, by the same light you shine.

          • Buck

            Steve . . . your point is a bull’s eye

    • f sedei

      The saving grace for Andrea may be the great comfort that he maintains the sole keeper of the “Secret Sauce” formula that has been, and may always be, for all others unobtainable. Thus, he may be laughing up his sleeve that IH offensive actions will remain futile no matter the outcome. Rossi remains in charge.

  • Alan DeAngelis
    • Alan DeAngelis

      Seriously, I wonder if he gets so much pleasure from reading these documents that it becomes play rather than work. (like Trump who seems to be energized by what he’s doing).

  • As I have said before—speculations based on the documents made public are weak since those documents are only the tip of the iceberg (that we will never see).

  • Paul Smith

    This is like the Schrödinger’s Cat paradox. For the IH attorneys the E-Cat is dead AND alive in the same time.

  • Gerald

    That is about 1,5 pages a minute.

  • Gerard McEk

    Looks extremely boring to me. If he can do this and understanding the legal stuff (not Italian!) as well within the time frame he gets, then he is a hero and a genius.

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    What a complete waste of a brilliant scientists time.

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    “There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option.” Dean Smith

  • R101

    Andrea may need to take a Evelyn Wood speed reading course 🙂

  • Fibber McGourlic

    Why read the raw ERV data? Isn’t the overall result clear?

  • Steve Swatman

    I understand this, I do not why you waste your time following something you do not believe in and spending so much reading comments and commenting negatively, I mean you know its like going to the cinema to watch a movie you dislike time after time, just to spoil the movie the movie for everyone else. Why would you want to do that?

  • Timar

    Yet Rossi’s legal workload doesn’t seem to be high enough to keep him from ever more absurd soliloquizing on his JoNP:

    November 15, 2016 at 1:15 PM
    Dr Andrea Rossi:
    I made a poll in my school, a high schol in New York, NY. I interviewed 100 persons asking if they believe your work is good or if it is going nowhere.
    First of all, you are well known: all the persons knew about the E-Cat.
    73 answered your work is good
    19 answered your work is going nowhere
    8 were uncertain

    Andrea Rossi
    November 15, 2016 at 5:24 PM
    Thank you for the encouraging information,
    Warm Regards,