Asetek Files For Patent Infringement Against CoolIT – Again

Earlier this week we told you that CoolIT filed for patent infringement against Asetek, claiming that Asetek was using the company’s patented Split Flow Heat Exchanger technology on some of their products. It appears that Asetek filed suit the very next day over a patent that they received on June 10th, 2014.  The patent that this court case revolves around is Asetek’s U.S. Patent No. 8,749,968, which is basically a patent for liquid cooling systems for a server. The complaint alleges that the CoolIT Rack DCLC products infringe on the patent held by Asetek. CoolIT Systems made the 2014 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 1787%, so it looks like the water cooling business is really taking off and Asetek and CoolIT are fighting to get a slice of that explosive growth.

Here is a picture of the Rack DCLC, which appears to be a bit too similar to the Asetek LCLC and RackCDU for comfort. 

CoolIT Rack DCLC



Asetek A/S et. al. v. Coolit Systems

  • Kirk Martin

    The patent system is a farce, and needs to be banned… Pathetic, and damaging to ALL companies involved. Puts people off buying from the company. Take Apple for instance, I will not touch them with a barge pole!!!!

    • basroil

      Patents are a very good thing. Doling out patents for any minor thing like they are doing now is not. For innovations like windshield wipers, chemical processes, and even novel heat exchanges, some protections must be in place to make R&D worthwhile. For other things that have practically zero cost, like UI design, application of existing technologies to new fields without innovation, and the like, patents are just going to bring about patent trolling.

      • Kirk Martin

        Yep like the artist that patent the Pi symbol, and is now taking out court orders against every math book, that ever used it… I am sorry but something needs to be done, its getting pathetic now. At the end of the day it is all about Greed. Until we learn to share as a people, this world is pretty much doomed.