IP Infringement lawsuits hit liquid coolers
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Cooler Master Responds to Asetek Dispute
Earlier we informed you that Asetek was suing Cooler Master, and Cooler Master has responded to these allegations.
ZoomPreviously, we informed you that Asetek was suing Cooler Master. The problem in question was that, according to Asetek, the similarities between its cooling kits and Cooler Master's Seidon All-in-One liquid coolers were all a bit too present, thus it filed a lawsuit against Cooler Master: Suit No. 3:13-cv-00457-JSC.
The specifics of the suit came down to a request that Cooler Master must cease and desist the production and sale of the Seidon 120M, 120XL, and 240M kits. The biggest similarity that was argued over was the pump, which Asetek felt was far too similar to its own design.
In the meantime, Cooler Master has responded to these allegations with the statement below:
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Asetek Sues Cooler Master for Patent Infringement
Asetek is suing Cooler Master over the design of water coolers.
ZoomFollowing the release of Cooler Master's Seidon series of water coolers, many commentators noted the similarities between it and Asetek's own range of cooling systems. Asetek evidently felt that the similarities were a tad too uncanny and has filed suit against Cooler Master. Specifically the suit (Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-00457-JSC) alleges that Cooler Master violated patent numbers 8,240,362 and 8,245,764 (pictured below) and is seeking the following through a trial by jury:
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.