Andrea Rossi stated today that there would be a two-pronged strategy for the manufacturing E-Cats. He was asked on the Journal of Nuclear Physics where he was, and how the negotiations for the factory in Sweden were going. Rossi replied:
I am in the USA, but the negitiations are proceeding because we are going to do it. The decision has been taken. We will have two poles of manufacturing: one in the USA and one in Sweden.
It’s interesting to see Rossi state that there will be a manufacturing pole in the United States now, since previously Industrial Heat had the exclusive right to manufacture E-Cats in their territories which included the US. However, the recent press release from Leonardo Corporation announced that they had cancelled the license with Industrial Heat because of non-payment of license fees, so it seems that Rossi and Leonardo feel they have the right to do whatever they want in the IH territories.
It would seem from IH’s motion to dismiss the Rossi lawsuit that IH does not consider the license cancelled, and I would expect that if the E-Cat is clearly demonstrated to be a valid technology, and operates at COPs of 50-200 that Industrial Heat would want to hold on to the license, as the E-Cat would be the hottest property in the world.
This could all be tied up in court for a long time, of course, but it seems that Leonardo will carry on with their work as if the situation is settled.