At the end of 2014 Asetek won a patent infringement case against CMI USA, Inc. who we better know as Cooler Master. In the case the jury unanimously ruled in favor of Asetek. As a result they were awarded damages based on a 14.5% royalty rate. Cooler Master however demanded a new judgement as matter of law and a new trial.
The court denied Cooler Master’s demands and instead of throwing out the case they have actually awarded Asetek enhanced damages of 25.375% on revenues of the infringing products beginning January 1, 2015. This matter can be appealed by Cooler Master.