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post #21 of 27
Wasn't there something about HP having a Patent over modular power supplies before Ultra too?

I could have sworn I read something like that in a previous thread somewhere here about Ultra.
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Hm, wondering if they knew about this before they filed for the patent or not. If so, they may have a legal problem on their hands. It'll be interesting.

Hopefully the patent gets overturned though. I'd like to see the reduced cost go towards putting out more low end modular PSUs. It's just so much more managed not to have long and bulky unused cables everywhere.
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post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post
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.
Prior art would invalidate Ultra's patent regardless.

I'm not a patent lawyer but: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prior_a..._first-to-file
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A first-to-invent rule is followed in the United States. Invention is generally defined to comprise two steps: conception of the invention and reduction to practice of the invention. When an inventor conceives of an invention and diligently reduces the invention to practice (by filing a patent application, by practicing the invention, and so on), the inventor's date of invention will be the date of conception. Thus, provided an inventor is diligent in reducing an application to practice, he or she will be the first inventor, and the inventor entitled to patent, even if another files a patent application (reduces the invention to practice) before the inventor.

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Hopefully the patent gets overturned though. I'd like to see the reduced cost go towards putting out more low end modular PSUs. It's just so much more managed not to have long and bulky unused cables everywhere.
Low-powered PSU don't have modular cables due to cost.... Even before this patent, there were not many. Adding modular cables costs like $3-5 per PSU. This is not that much on a $100+ PSU but kills any margin on low-cost units.
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post #24 of 27
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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?
Mine has that sticker too. Got mine last xmas.

Also, I really hope their patent falls through, it might make modular PSU's cheaper.
Edited by ryanmh - 6/10/10 at 9:43am
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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.
4Cereal. I know what you're talkin about..that was just a world of
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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.
No, it completely nulls the patent and would most likely make it so no one could patent the system again. Unless they developed some form of modular cables that was drastically different from what's been done already.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
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.
yeah i know what your talking about, tippmannn IIRC released several products without patents to further the sport, then SP comes along and starts eating up patents, they killed lucky, and lucky was a GREAT company, i have one of their boards in my PM6
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I hope this nonsense gets overturned. Ultra can burn for all I care.
    
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