After releasing their R9 Fury X AMD’s sales are increasing but it looks like all this increase of sales are going to fade away, as Asetek sent a cease and desist letter to AMD and Gigabyte for their respective R9 Fury x and Gtx 980 waterforce crads will see sales stop as like Cooler Master. Asetek has a long battle against Cooler Master for their liquid cooler which is started on 2014. Asetek published a press release announcing that it had won an injunction against Cooler Master over Patent infringement claims which went to court on later 2014.
Surprisingly the liquid cooling solution used on both card features a pump/block design combo from Cooler Master. As a result Asetek demanding that AMD and Gigabyte should stop the sales of their respective products because they are using Cooler Master’s infringing design.
In this situation gamer nexus received a following statement from Asetek
“Asetek’s attorneys have recently sent cease and desist letters to Gigabyte, demanding that it cease selling Giga-Byte’s GEFORCE GTX 980 Water Force (sold under at least model number GV-N980WAOC-4GD) because it contains the Seidon 120M found by the court to infringe Asetek’s patents. Asetek’s attorneys have also written a cease and desist letter to AMD, demanding that it stop selling its Radeon R9 Fury X product, because it infringes Asetek’s patents. Our attorneys have had some difficulty obtaining a Gigabyte GV-N98TXTREME W-6GD, but we expect to receive and analyze one very soon for infringement.”
Asetek also said that they haven’t established a license agreement with Cooler Master and not intended to offer one.
“There is no licensing agreement in place with Cooler Master, nor do we plan to offer any in the foreseeable future. Asetek sued Cooler Master and CMI USA, Inc. (Cooler Master’s US affiliate) for infringement of Asetek’s US Patent Nos. 8,240,362 and 8,245,764, and the jury found that the Cooler Master products at issue infringe Asetek’s patents and awarded damages to Asetek. The judge also entered an injunction prohibiting Cooler Master and CMI USA from importing or selling the accused products in the US, and the judge awarded enhanced damages because of continued sales after the jury’s verdict. The injunction states ‘[a]s used herein, Infringing Products shall mean the following Cooler Master products: Seidon 120M, Seidon 120XL, Seidon 240M, Seidon 120V, Seidon 120V Plus, Nepton 140XL, [Nepton 280L], Glacer 240L, and products not more than colorably different from them.”
Now it’s time to see how sale drop will take place as because of this.