Cooler Master Responds to AMD Fury X Infringement Claims

AMD R9 Fury X to be affected by Asetek lawsuit

Cooler Master Responds to AMD Fury X Infringement Claims

 

Cooler Master has responded to Asetek’s patent infringement claims against the AMD R9 Fury X saying that the cooler design is “fundamentally different” than their products which were found to be infringing on Asetek’s patents. 

 

Although Asetek had originally included Cooler Master in the litigation, Asetek voluntarily and unconditionally dismissed all of its infringement claims against Cooler Master before trial. Additionally, the Cooler Master heat sink used with the Radeon Fury X was not accused in the litigation, was not found by the jury to infringe, and was not included in the judgment. The heat sink’s design is also fundamentally different from the accused devices in the litigation.

 

AMD R9 Fury X to be affected by Asetek lawsuit

 

AMD has already responded to Asetek’s Cease & Desist order for the R9 Fury X, saying that the a jury has already found that the Cooler Master Cooler they use does not infringe on any Asetek patents.  

 

      We are aware that Asetek has sued Cooler Master. While we defer to Cooler Master regarding the details of the litigation, we understand that the jury in that case did not find that the Cooler Master heat sink currently used with the Radeon Fury X infringed any of Asetek’s patents.

 

 

Over the past number of year Asetek has been hunting down all of those who would infringe on their liquid cooling patents, having already successfully taken a large number of all in one liquid coolers out of the US market, most notably Swiftech’s H220 liquid cooler and Cooler Master’s Seidon Series of Liquid coolers.

Right now we do not know this case will make it to court and how the courts will react to it. Asetek has already fought and won against Cooler Master, but if the jury in the Cooler Master Case has already found AMD’s R9 Fury X GPU Liquid cooler design to be Non-infringing it is hard to see Asetek change that in a separate AMD VS Asetek case.

 

You can read more on Asetek’s Cease and Desist order to AMD here. 

 

You can join the discussion on Cooler Master‘s response to Asetek’s Cease and Desist order on the OC3D Forums.