Bit Tech reports there's another legal battle in the all-in-one watercooling market. Two years ago Asetek sued CoolIT over claims of patent infringement and now the roles are reversed as CoolIT accuses Asetek of infringing a patent on split-flow heat exchangers:
In court papers filed at the Delaware District Court - a common location for patent-related civil cases - CoolIT's attorney Steven Caponi has claimed that Asetek's Gen. IV and Gen. V cooling head designs, which are used in the company's own products and licensed to numerous other companies for rebranding, infringing a CoolIT patent entitled 'Fluid Heat Exchanger Configured To Provide A Split Flow'. Issued only yesterday, the patent covers technology the company claims to have developed in 2007 to improve cooling performance while reducing load on the system's pump.
'This is a key patent for the company that adds significantly to our IP portfolio, claimed CoolIT chief executive and chief technical officer Geoff Lyon when the patent was officially issued yesterday. 'The invention relates to a compact method of delivering coolant through an opening over a central section of micro-channels resulting in a superior level of performance. This patent strengthens CoolIT’s position with our proprietary technology giving us a tremendous advantage in the market.'