Peter - thank you for your response and I hope that your rheumatism pain is manageable. The bent and tone of your questions comes across as somewhat toxic but please do not take that personally. It is just an observation that I wanted to make. I'm going to try and address several of the questions from you that I can understand. I'm going to leave the ones that I do not understand alone.
I met Rossi in Raleigh on multiple occasions, found him very interesting and, at times, delightful. He is a driven man and ended up not wanting me around as a result of my questions and actions. I attended one of the initial demonstrations to WIF and Rossi spotted me with an IR temp gun. He made a couple of adjustments to the controls and stated that the system may be getting dangerous and for everyone to step away while he attempts to get the system back under control. He was claiming 450C at the time and the temp gun said much lower. After that, he told T Barker not to let me into the lab stating "keep those lawyers away from here". I'm not a lawyer but was glad to stay out of the way after hearing that and did not visit the lab again until 1MW system shipped to Florida.
I was not aware of the qrtly reports from the "ERV" until after the final report was released. I was aware that there was concern about the 1MW testing and that steps were being taken to try and reduce the questionable matters before the test ended. It is my understanding that Penon went non-responsive to emails in Jan 2016. There are major terminal issues documented there - there is no way for Rossi or the "ERV" to credibly survive those issues should this get to trial.
With all due respect, your bait question is very telling of your misunderstanding of how cause-oriented investment works. IH doesn't need bait and took a select group of investors to several lab sites on multiple occasions. The main investor visit to Rossi's test site in August 2015 was a faked disaster that was clearly obvious to everyone on the IH side.
IH has a bunch of pending patents in the system. Very few of them are related to Rossi's technology and should Rossi's technology actually work one day then no legal controversy will exist based on the decisions IH has made and will make. The license agreement allows IH the right to files patents based on Rossi's technology as long as he is listed as the main inventor.
IH has not cross-pollinated Rossi IP with any of the other researchers or investments. Even if Rossi's IP worked, IH would never allow IP tracks to cross in the experiment / R&D phase.
Regarding your portfolio question, you may Interpret that IH has been a good steward of the investment dollars (a majority of them at least) and is very pleased at this stage of the project sans the unpleasantness with Rossi.
Rossi has painted himself into a corner - we'll see what kind of stripes apply when this is all over.
It would be an honor to testify on behalf of IH and / or for my good friends Tom Darden and JT Vaughn. They are exceptional men who have done a whole lot of good for humanity to date. They very generously give back and pay forward. The world needs more givers like this and fewer takers like Rossi. I will stand by their side in any situation.
Regarding sworn testimony, i would actually welcome a chance to testify under oath and have no problem with a sworn oath on a Bible, a book that I study and believe in. I can say the same for Tom Darden and JT Vaughn. They are God fearing, Bible believing men who will always speak the truth.
I still want to discuss Rossi's persecution of Piantelli but would like to next ask you why you seem to have so much faith in Rossi?