Ultra sues over 20 PSU manufacturers

By Justin Mann on April 9, 2008, 3:52 PM
When you make average quality PSUs that can barely stand up to the competition, what do you do? You sue absolutely everyone else, it seems. Earlier this week, Ultra Products decided to exercise a patent that they were recently awarded for modular power supply components and has taken over 20 manufacturers to court.

In the filing, Ultra lists many well-known companies such as Antec, OCZ, Thermaltake, Corsair, and others as violators of their patent. No announcement out of Ultra has been seen yet, but this is probably a fairly atrocious mistake on their part. After all, when looking at companies like SCO we all know what happens when you try to take on the world.

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icye said:
This 'let's sue everybody who are more successful attitude' is getting ridiculous
jesse_hz said:
Ahhh patents! Protecting the underdog from the power of the big corporations, no?
Rick said:
Protecting the 'little guy' is part of the equation, but the bigger picture is the supposed protection of innovation itself. Patents are meant to ensure a strong economy and encourage innovation. Protecting your rights is a means to do this, but gets abused WAY too often. It wouldn't surprise me if this lawsuit is in Texas.... I haven't read anything about it, but this lawsuit is probably not in the same spirit of the goal of patents.
jesse_hz said:
And I think a lot of people are making the mistake of thinking thatnew patents = new ideaswhich definitely isn't the case. I bet 90% of the time, when you think you've thought of a new and unique idea, someone else has already had that idea, but didn't have the money/experience/time to implement it.I'm also really tired of the 'I DID IT FIRST!!' mentality, that a lot of people seem to have these days.
phantasm66 said:
This seems to be the standard tactic for failing technology businesses these days - if you can't make it legitimately, just start suing everyone.This makes me sick. This whole patent thing makes me sick. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...Think of the machines we would all have if these bloody greedy companies stopped suing each other.
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