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CoolIT, Corsair Secure Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement in Patent Dispute

Palo Alto – October 31, 2022 – A Cooley team secured a summary judgment victory for CoolIT Systems and Corsair Gaming. Partners Heidi Keefe and Reuben Chen led the Cooley team advising CoolIT and Corsair. 

In January 2019, Asetek Danmark A/S instigated a patent infringement suit against CoolIT in the US District Court for the Northern District of California and later added Corsair as a defendant. CoolIT counterclaimed with its own patents. In total, the case would see 11 patents asserted by the parties. Asetek asserted seven patents during the case, but after claim construction and IPRs, only one Asetek patent remained for the parties’ summary judgment hearing. In contrast, claims from three of four CoolIT patents survived Asetek’s attacks.

The district court granted CoolIT’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement against Asetek’s patent and denied Asetek’s attempt at summary judgment of non-infringement against CoolIT’s patents. Shortly thereafter, the parties resolved their disputes pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.

“We appreciate the court’s attention to detail throughout the litigation, and we are very pleased the court reached the correct result in determining CoolIT was not infringing,” Steve Walton, CEO of CoolIT, said in a statement. “CoolIT respects the intellectual property of others, but will take a stand when it believes it is not infringing. We are most happy with getting back to the business of selling great products. None of our success would have been possible if it were not for the incredible team at Cooley, led by Heidi and Reuben. Their strategic guidance and technical knowledge throughout this process were instrumental in getting this dispute resolved.”

CoolIT specializes in scalable liquid cooling solutions for the world’s most demanding computing environments. In the desktop enthusiast market, CoolIT provides unparalleled performance for a range of gaming systems. In the enterprise data center and high-performance computing markets, CoolIT partners with global leaders in original equipment manufacturer server design to develop the most efficient and reliable liquid cooling solutions for their own cutting-edge products.

Corsair is a top global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and personal computer enthusiasts.

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Related Contacts
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Reuben Chen  Partner Palo Alto
Daniel Knauss  Partner Palo Alto
Alexandra Leeper  Associate Palo Alto
Dustin Knight  Associate Reston
Benjamin S. Lin  Associate Palo Alto
Deepa Kannappan  Associate Palo Alto
Kayla Blaker  Associate Washington, DC