Update on the Ultra modular power supply lawsuitCategory: Power Supplies
Posted: April 12, 2008 09:13AM
After the recent News Post about the lawsuit Ultra Products filed at the Florida Middle District Court against 22 power supply manufacturers, I received further information about the lawsuit. It is in fact about the US Patent No. 7,133,293, submitted in November 2006 and owned by Ultra Products. There is a long list of the specific models in question by each manufacturer, but I will not bore you with it at this point. The most interesting point about this is the fact that Ultra wants to ban all the 22 power supply manufacturers from any "further infringement of the '293 patent", which suggests that Ultra wants to establish a monopoly in modular power supplies, as well as seeking a little monetary compensation for the 'losses' Ultra had to suffer by the other manufacturers using their patent. We will see how this will unravel.