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Cease and Desist Letters Issued Over Asetek Cooler Design

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 02:59PM
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Asetek has sent cease and desist letters to AMD and Gigabyte related to an injunction the company won against Cooler Master regarding liquid cooler designs. Asetek won the ruling for coolers that incorporate a cooling pump and a cold plate in a single unit. The company was receiving a 14.5% royalty from sales on Cooler Master products that infringed on the patent, and it now appears that the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and Gigabyte GTX 900 Waterforce Series also utilize the infringing technology. Asetek is currently evaluating other GPUs from Gigabyte to determine if they also contain the infringed upon design.

Source: WCCF Tech



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ccokeman on December 07, 2015 01:18

Got to love it. They can't meet demand and won't license the tech then sue. Go Asetek! 

Waco on December 07, 2015 01:50

Combining a pump and plate into a single unit is not a goddamn patent. Ugh.

 

Unless I'm mistaken...they have no patent on this tech. How can they issue a C&D?

bp9801 on December 07, 2015 03:46

Combining a pump and plate into a single unit is not a goddamn patent. Ugh.

 

Unless I'm mistaken...they have no patent on this tech. How can they issue a C&D?

 

Asetek's design of the cold plate and pump in a single unit is patented, however.

ccokeman on December 07, 2015 03:58

Exactly. 

Bosco on December 08, 2015 03:51

Shakes head I have heard rumblings that this was coming, I dunno if it will stick we shall see.

ccokeman on December 08, 2015 04:20

Asetek are pretty litigious it seems like. Unless the product is licensed through them they bring out the law stick and smacking hands. 

Bosco on December 08, 2015 05:14

Ya true, unless there is some sort of a deal or agreement made


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