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Wow, I'm not surprised they've filed suit but I'm surprised it's taken them this long to do so.

On a side note, I'm not a big fan of Ultra products...especially their power supply units.
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post #92 of 249
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Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
A patent can take years to get through the system. They don't happen over night, the real date that should be looked at is the date it was submitted. It's the law guys, Ultra has the patent, too bad. Welcome to the real world.
Also true, we're over a year into the one we are working on and it has been called "somewhat easy".

I also admitted that earlier in the thread that it is tough tomatoes for the PSU manu's, since Ultra holds the patent. Their only chance to not lose their rears here is to leverage P-PC's clunkly initial version as a "prototype" or some such.

It is probably slim, and Ultra will likely win, but honestly the law is a very strange beast.

I was mainly bashing Ultra out of my idealistic "happy-land" view of what I think the world should be.
post #93 of 249
While they are legally in their rights to carry out such a law suit since they were the first to patent the idea, they are looking at some fairly hefty lawsuits.

Ultra is a relatively small company when compared with the likes of Corsair and the such and hence they will have to shell out a lot of money to get this suit going. I know Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake and Zalman won't be backing down easily.
post #94 of 249
Well take it this way, how would you like it if your patent was taken by another company and millions of dollars were made off that patent and you get no credit.

It may be a "strange beast," but it protects people from having their work stolen. It is the companies who are violating the patent's fault for violating it. Before putting any product onto the market, patents should be the first thing that are checked.

@"JohnnyGURU: Are you even legit?
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Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
While they are legally in their rights to carry out such a law suit since they were the first to patent the idea, they are looking at some fairly hefty lawsuits.

Ultra is a relatively small company when compared with the likes of Corsair and the such and hence they will have to shell out a lot of money to get this suit going. I know Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake and Zalman won't be backing down easily.
The fact that they are a small company is likely why they waited to file until now... there wasn't enough potential money to be gained in defending their patent to outweigh the financial risks in doing so. Now there is big bucks on the line, and honestly this is pretty much "all-in" to some degree for Ultra.


@ JoeUBI: Yes, JohnnyGURU is quite legit.
post #96 of 249
Any proof?
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WHat do u guys mean that hes legit?
    
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lol. who cares who thought of it or who started doing it. Ultra patented it and that's the way the cookie crumbles. If we did not have our system of things, we'd be quite screwed with cheap knockoffs and the likes.

ever hear about the guy who invented whip cream in a can? it's funny, he was a door to door sales man selling his product and one of the guys he sold it to panted it and got rich and the sales man never saw a dime.
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Haha... I don't see how you can patent something being modular, as that is so general it would be like patenting a type of door. I can see patenting of a modular interface, or cable style, though.

I love my Ultra PSU. My only compaint with them is that if you have a cable go bad, you have to send in the entire PSU and they will send you a new one. I don't want to deal with that! They should just send a friggin' cable...
Oh my, I agree with you.
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WHat do u guys mean that hes legit?
1. Does he know what he is talking about?

2. Is he credible?

Both = Yes
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