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Pabz0r545 August 31, 2012 08:36 AM

Asetek Sues CoolIt Over Liquid Cooling Patent
 
"Asetek has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against CoolIt, which should have some interesting implications for the liquid cooling technology field."

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SKYMTL August 31, 2012 08:37 AM

In essence, they are suing Corsair as well I believe.

Perineum August 31, 2012 09:20 AM

I don't really understand how they could have gotten a patent for something that people have been doing for quite some time in their own home.

Soultribunal August 31, 2012 09:22 AM

Sometimes it gets frustrating when all this stuff happens. All this suing at the end of the day only hurts the customers in the end. I was getting quite happy at the quality and variety of AIO units. I hope this doesn't hurt it,

-ST

AkG August 31, 2012 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 652524)
I don't really understand how they could have gotten a patent for something that people have been doing for quite some time in their own home.

Because the US Patent system is broken.

Master_Shake_ August 31, 2012 01:01 PM

prior art is patentable, Apple proves this time and again...

terrybear August 31, 2012 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soultribunal (Post 652525)
Sometimes it gets frustrating when all this stuff happens. All this suing at the end of the day only hurts the customers in the end. I was getting quite happy at the quality and variety of AIO units. I hope this doesn't hurt it,

-ST

My guess is it will BIGTIME !! they will be able to go after any company for royalties on anything that looks like what there pattent is .. which means they will not only shrink but also start to go back up in price.

Mind ya thought, this could open the market more for vapor chambered coolers though for cpu's.

masterboxbuilder August 31, 2012 06:19 PM

Substitute processor for engine and has this not been around for 80 + years. In the meantime i have submitted patent approval for circles with square corners and triangles with small screens and offset grid alignment of icons for the future hopes of a lawsuit based on my "innovation"

Masteroderus August 31, 2012 08:28 PM

Patent trolls.


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