The key point here is whether or not Ecat works. This is why IH should be fighting to have it really tested, far away from Rossi's mitts. It does not need to be a one year test, I think an individual module for a week, certainly no more than ten days. In fact it can be pulled from the (recycled for almost five years) infamous 1MW. Rossi has proclaimed over and over how it is modular, thus he can't really have a substantive objection without screwing himself.The angle they need to show is that they were also duped
The bottom line, is Rossi says it works and wants money, IH says it doesn't work. I say IH stands by their guns and insists it doesn't work and that they have been defrauded all along, by a master criminal convicted scammer, and thus the unit needs to be shown once and for all if it works. If it does, they are okay; they pay Rossi, retain rights, and motor on barring some potentially much smaller spat over IP that the current case may not cover. Th epoint here is, if it works then they owe him but still retain rights by paying (probably a little more than they would have needed to). And then they make a gazillion to make up for it.
If the court mandated testing shows Ecat does not work; IH gets to own Rossi and take most all his stuff, in addition file a criminal complaint, and more than likely send him to the big house for years again.
IH, if sure it doesn't work, would be morons to either settle, or not insist that a court mandated test be run. They could even offer to pay for it via an escrow, and if they win, they get the money from Rossiclown in addition to other claims.
In any event, IH owes a response to the summons NLT than the end of the month. I surely hope the categorically state Ecat is a scam and call for court controlled proof. It would be their smartest move if they are not hiding something. They really have nothing to lose. IH makes money either way, Rossiclown is the one at risk. He is in a binary, he gets all he wanted or loses more than he started with (which once he figures out, is why I think he will bolt and pull a Gary Glitter or some shit.) Even if IH is wrong about it working, if they pay Rossi, there is nothing to abrogate the rights to the IP. No court is going to pull that if they indicate willingness to pay based on a proven test of Ecat. This is the part that that idiot Rossi does not see in his greed; He wants to settle out of court, take the money and move on to the next scam. Italian judiciary proceedings play a different game from the U.S., Rossi doesn't get that, although I am sure that Tom Darden, Yale J.D. does.