If you missed it yesterday Asetek sent out cease-and-desist notices to both AMD and Gigabyte targeting their R9 Fury X and GTX 980 Waterforce. Asetek, the OEM who we know for Corsair and NZXT’s AiO liquid cooling systems alleges that both products infringe on its patents as they include a Cooler Master build liquid cooling system.
Liquid cooling giant Asetek has reportedly issued a “cease-and-desist” notice to AMD over the sale of AMD’s R9 Fury X graphics card. A similar notice was also sent to Gigabyte to stop sales of its GeForce GTX 980 Water Force graphics card. Both cards feature a closed-loop liquid cooling solution by Cooler Master. Cooler Master is already currently locked in a patent infringement lawsuit with Asetek over Asetek’s pump-block and movable fittings designs.
s many of you know Asetek is a manufacturer of closed-loop liquid cooling systems that are re-branded by several companies. They have filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Cooler Master saying that Cooler Master has infringed upon patent numbers 8,240,362 and 8,245,764 held by Asetek. The Cooler Master products in question are the Seidon line of closed-loop CPU coolers.