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post #211 of 249
IMO ULTRA has done nothing wrong,would there be all this ULTRA bashing if it was a product that was not very popular?somehow I dont think so......

they are only protecting themselves in such a big and profitable market,they would be fools to ignore this and let all these other companies make money for doing nothing
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ULTRA ARE NOOOOOBS, Jks. Ultra have a good case really as they have had their patent idea hijacked it seems.
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
To hell with patents, intellectual property, and all such nonsense. All they do is hinder advancement.
That's crap. Without patents there would also be no way for those investing in RnD to turn a good profit, seeing as their inventions can quickly be copied by their competition. That means RnD would be a risk, that those outside of universities would rarely undergo. Which of course means, less folks becoming researchers, and most importantly... less advancement.

Furthermore, patents force other companies to find even better solutions, to the one's that already exist, rather then just taking the backseat using their competitors 'cheat sheet'.
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Just had a chat with a guy from Enermax who I know - he says that they have their own designs patented which is why they aren't involved in any of these proceedings
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Just had a chat with a guy from Enermax who I know - he says that they have their own designs patented which is why they aren't involved in any of these proceedings
I just looked through our patent database. Enermax has no US patent for a modular type power supply.

On a side note, I did find 2 design patents from Thermaltake for new CPU coolers that have been granted but not published.
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Originally Posted by PGT96AJT View Post
I just looked through our patent database. Enermax has no US patent for a modular type power supply.
Maybe they have a patent in Taiwan and Ultra doesn't want to purse?
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post #217 of 249
This is possible.

I found 2 other patents (not by ultra) for modular power supply designs.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=RCw...m=4&dq=6129598
See Figure 3A

http://www.google.com/patents?id=lH0...m=4&dq=5612854
See Figure 4
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post #218 of 249
Had another chat...

The Ultra patent is USA only.

Enermax is a Taiwanese company, and so will have a patent in Taiwan, which Google won't find
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Had another chat...

The Ultra patent is USA only.

Enermax is a Taiwanese company, and so will have a patent in Taiwan, which Google won't find
I do not believe you can sell it in the US if it violates a US patent still. However, Ultra and Enermax may have worked out an agreement.

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Maybe they have a patent in Taiwan and Ultra doesn't want to purse?
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post #220 of 249
He won't go into any more detail, I'm just trying to work out what he means when he says certain stuff - sneaky devil!
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