- Nov 22, 2005
- 24,905 (5.46/day)
- Indiana, USA
|Processor||Intel Core i7 8700K@4.8GHz(Quick and dirty)|
|Motherboard||AsRock Z370 Taichi|
|Cooling||Corsair H110i GTX w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans|
|Memory||32GB Corsair DDR4-3000|
|Video Card(s)||ASUS Strix GTX 1080Ti|
|Storage||500GB Crucial MX500 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 480GB MX200 SSD Cache|
|Display(s)||QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz|
|Case||Fractal Design Define S|
|Audio Device(s)||Onboard is good enough for me|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX850|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro x64|
Didn't the original Apogee Drive unit come out before Asetek's AIO's? If it did and I know swiftec owns the patent on those it would mean that they should be able to sell the H220 pump without an issue by itself.
The issue is that the patents, even though they were filed for back in 2004/5, were only approved in 2012. So Asetek didn't really have the ability to enforce them until they were approved, which is why all these other companies were allowed to freely copy the idea. This isn't really Asetek's fault, it is the patent office's fault. But now that the patents are approved, Asetek can start enforcing them.
These companies had to know this day was coming. And all they have to do is pay Asetek licensing fees to use the technology, and there are laws that say Asetek has to offer reasonable licensing fees to companies that want to license their technology.