Antec Can't Nix Comaper CPU Cooling Patent

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 7:59 PM EST) -- A federal jury has determined that Comaper Corp.’s patent for a computer cooling system is valid, securing the company’s 2007 infringement win against computer parts manufacturer Antec Inc.

A jury last Monday rejected Antec’s invalidity argument in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, finding that U.S. Patent Number 5,955,955 is not obvious or anticipated by prior computer fan modules. The ruling safeguards Comaper’s $600,000 infringement award.

The case’s tortuous history is complicated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the standard...
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