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Patent Trolls to Lose their "Homefield" Advantage Thanks to Supreme Court

Thanks to a ruling from the Supreme Court, patent trolls could see their designs being thwarted more often than they have until today. Patent trolls stand as a scourge of the industry, ie, companies and even individuals that hold intellectual property with the sole purpose of levying infringement lawsuits against other companies - without producing anything themselves. They're kind of the leeches of the tech and business worlds, without some of the benefits their biological counterparts manage to deliver.

Cooler Master AIO MasterLiquid Pro Series Detailed

Cooler Master introduced a new line of all-in-one liquid coolers, under the MasterLiquid Pro series. Available in two variants, the MasterLiquid Pro 120 (120 mm x 120 mm radiator) and the MasterLiquid Pro 240 (240 mm x 120 mm radiator), these coolers feature a unique (patent troll-proof?) design for the pump block, which sees the pump separated yet attached to the block in a way that maximized coolant pressure onto the block. This lets them lower the pump speed and hence lower the noise output. Cooler Master refers to this as the FlowOp Technology. These coolers will include MasterAir Pressure series fans.

Nintendo Prevails in Maryland Patent Suit

For the third consecutive time this year, Nintendo has prevailed in a patent litigation in the U.S. A Maryland U.S. District Court judge has summarily dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo brought by IA Labs CA, LLC. IA Labs had alleged that the Wii Balance Board accessory and Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software infringed on one of its patents (U.S. Patent No. 7,121,982).

"Nintendo has a passionate tradition of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party's patent. We refuse to succumb to patent trolls," said Rick Flamm, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of Legal & General Counsel.
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