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Originally Posted by DuDeInThEmOoN42 View Post
If Ultra wins this, then our legal system needs some modification.
How so?

I'd say if they win it needs applauding, as the legal system actually ill have done what it is designed to do and protected the ideas of somebody who holds a patent.
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Yeah.. that actually threw me for a curve ball and had me going back to the lawyers. I was actually thinking that the PSU would have to have UV reactive fans to infringe, but then the lawyer pointed out to me that they did that because the X-Connect was initially available with and without UV reactive **** and they didn't want to claim one and not the other and have someone say, "ours is different... see... it has UV reactive fans".

Weird.
Hehe, yeah, understandable but definitely worth a giggle or two.

Here I am searching for the lines in the patent that refer to the location of the connectors, and then BAM!... "UV reactive". I really just was not expecting to see that.


So if we finish the PSU in faux fur and then wrap the cables with burlap then we're good, right? Oh, and we have to make the molex connectors out of gingerbread as well. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a product to me...

edit: Oh, jonny with no "h", sorry 'bout that.

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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
How so?

I'd say if they win it needs applauding, as the legal system actually ill have done what it is designed to do and protected the ideas of somebody who holds a patent.
Yeah, I'd have to agree now. After having read through the patent, I now know that although the concept of "modular" is still in question in my mind at least, the validity of Ultra's patent is quite solid as far as I can see. I've pretty much done a 180 on my stance since the beginning of the thread.
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So if we finish the PSU in faux fur and then wrap the cables with burlap then we're good, right? Oh, and we have to make the molex connectors out of gingerbread as well. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a product to me...
You never know.

But yeah.. it's claim four that basically kicks all of our asses.
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I'm not going to read the patent.

Anyway, if Ultra has a valid patent on these features and these other companies are ignoring/infringing on it, then Ultra should absolutely sue and they should win, even if I hate their powersupples, most of which (but not all) have been junk.
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I've seen several people call ultra a patent squatter but that is very incorrect. They have not only filed the patent but have marketed products based on the patent.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
I'm not going to read the patent.

Anyway, if Ultra has a valid patent on these features and these other companies are ignoring/infringing on it, then Ultra should absolutely sue and they should win, even if I hate their powersupples, most of which (but not all) have been junk.
Don't, patents are quite boring to read. I'd avoid it at all costs tbh.

IMO the patent is valid on the stated features, and I also feel that Ultra's case is legally valid, being that nobody to my knowledge produced a PSU with internally contained modular connectors before that time.

My sentiment about whether Ultra "invented" the modular PSU still remains the same though, as does my attitude towards their salesman's quoted statement that I read in an article about their patent award, "Our innovative design blah blah blah..."

Patenting the obvious is one thing, but bragging about patenting the obvious is absurd.
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wow, that's really stupid... the legal system is ruining things everywhere. I guess we should pickup some modular PSU's ASAP. >.>
I hate ultra now, they can go screw themselves for all i care.
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Honestly, the legal system has only ruined things for me when I was being exceedingly careless while breaking the law.
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wow, that's really stupid... the legal system is ruining things everywhere. I guess we should pickup some modular PSU's ASAP. >.>
I hate ultra now, they can go screw themselves for all i care.
May I ask if you read anything other than the first post in this thread? I really think I already know the answer but just want to hear your side of it.
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To hell with patents, intellectual property, and all such nonsense. All they do is hinder advancement.
Yeah. It just promotes monopolies. I'd much prefer someone to copy my work.

I'd love to see a non-profit organization that allows people to create "open patents." Anyone could use the patented idea/thing without having to face legal issues. And because it is patented, someone else can't try patenting what you've been doing, and then sue you for it.

Patents for the loose. Even for poor people who need money, I'm still against patents. It's less moral to patent.

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How so?

I'd say if they win it needs applauding, as the legal system actually ill have done what it is designed to do and protected the ideas of somebody who holds a patent.
That's true. On the other hand, like mention earlier, the whole idea of patenting is just wrong. Patents are so general to being with, it can be like comparing a toaster to an oven. And, obviously, there's the part about decreasing economic competition which ultimately could be considered negative for our economy, depending on your theoretical view. (Corporations are evil... but I'll save this rant for a better suited discussion thread.)
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