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post #11 of 27
Does it say "Patents Pending"?
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I really don't see why a patent should be allowed on this at all. I mean seriously that's almost like patenting the 3-prong wall electrical outlet
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post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yutzybrian View Post
I really don't see why a patent should be allowed on this at all. I mean seriously that's almost like patenting the 3-prong wall electrical outlet
Not really... but ok.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Nope. I have the exact same sticker on my HX 750.
When did you buy the HX750? Does anyone else have a recently purchase modular Corsair PSU?
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If this does bust Ultra's patent, then more companies are going to be exited about it, but beyond that; current companies making modular units won't be able to recover all their losses. But they may be able to sue for it, or Ultra have injunctions placed on them by the US Government (if they discover Ultra knew.)

EIther way, this could potentially sink Ultra. They're not doing very well in the PSU market.
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post #15 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Not really... but ok.


When did you buy the HX750? Does anyone else have a recently purchase modular Corsair PSU?
Last fall.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
If this does bust Ultra's patent, then more companies are going to be exited about it, but beyond that; current companies making modular units won't be able to recover all their losses. But they may be able to sue for it, or Ultra have injunctions placed on them by the US Government (if they discover Ultra knew.)

EIther way, this could potentially sink Ultra. They're not doing very well in the PSU market.
Good riddance I say.
    
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post #16 of 27
Patents are supposed to be checked. If they submitted it and it got approved they arent going to get sued because someone else came out with it before. Its not Ultra's job to be the patent office.
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post #17 of 27
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Last fall.
Hmmm... the suit was filed April 08: http://hardocp.com/news/2008/04/09/u...her_psu_makers
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Patents are supposed to be checked. If they submitted it and it got approved they arent going to get sued because someone else came out with it before. Its not Ultra's job to be the patent office.
Like I said, it depends if they discover that Ultra knew about it before hand.

If they do, that's a violation.
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post #19 of 27
I lost all confidence in the US patent system long ago. If anybody is into the world of paintball, you know what I'm talking about. At least in the end Smart Parts got what was coming to them just from karma.
    
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Quote:
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Prior art would null the patent...
Is it that simple? I would only think that Prior Art would only prevent Delta from being sued, unless there is some relationship between Delta and Antec.
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