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Thursday September 24, 2015

Judgment Against Cooler Master Confirmed, Damages Increased, Injunction Issued

After losing a patent infringement case late last year to Asetek, Cooler Master filed a motion for a new trial. Instead of getting a new trial, the judge in the case denied Cooler Master's request and increased the royalty rate from 14.5% to 25.375%. The courts also issued a permanent injunction barring the company from selling infringing products in the United States. Ouch.

The jury unanimously ruled in favor of Asetek, and awarded damages based on a 14.5% royalty rate. In a post trial motion, CMI demanded a judgment as a matter of law and a new trial. The court yesterday denied CMI's demands, and instead substantially followed Asetek’s requests and issued a permanent injunction barring CMI and its parent Cooler Master from selling certain infringing products into the Unites States.