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moocow August 11, 2013 01:58 AM

Swiftech H220 pulled from US market
 
I saw this press release while replying to a watercooling post. Asetek is suing Swiftech saying their H220 AIO cooler is infringing their patents.

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IRQ Conflict August 11, 2013 02:12 AM

Everything and everyone infringes on everything and everyone in the US. :blarg:

Bond007 August 11, 2013 05:52 AM

I absolulutely despise the amount of suing that goes on in the world (especially in the US). Your food made me fat, your hot chocolate is hot, your widget looks like mine, your great store has injured my child (definitely not bad parenting)....ugh.

Maybe this will gt some extra coolers in our market at a reduced price to clear them out.

IRQ Conflict August 11, 2013 01:30 PM

Just another reason to avoid Asetek products imo.

lowfat August 11, 2013 01:39 PM

Doesn't affect Canada FYI.

Slik August 11, 2013 01:44 PM

I was going to get another Antec H20 920 for a new build,but they are no longer available. I wanted the Swiftech as my second choice and now that one is on back order at NCIX. I guess it's not for sale in Canada either. Oh well...

Slik August 11, 2013 01:58 PM

I found the Antec 920 at Canada Computers but it's for purchase "in store" only. Checked all other Canadian stores for the Swiftech,but no go. Out of stock everwhere. Anyone here know what Antec has as a replacement for the 920? Anyone know where to get the Swiftech in Canada?

enaberif August 11, 2013 02:06 PM

asetek is who also went after coolit

lowfat August 11, 2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slik (Post 723997)
I found the Antec 920 at Canada Computers but it's for purchase "in store" only. Checked all other Canadian stores for the Swiftech,but no go. Out of stock everwhere. Anyone here know what Antec has as a replacement for the 920? Anyone know where to get the Swiftech in Canada?

NCIX expect shipments in like 2 weeks. I'd just order from them. They are the only seller of Swiftech in Canada AFAIK.

Masteroderus August 11, 2013 02:56 PM

This is the best AIO cooler on the market. This is what patent trolling does (thanks apple!).

You cannot patent the idea of an AIO liquid cooler. You can only patent a specific implementation of the idea of all in one liquid cooling, at least in sane (sane - er ) countries like Canada.


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