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    Default CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Computex 2015 was an interesting time in the case, cooler and power supply scene. This was not only due to some amazing releases by numerous companies, but because of accusations by CaseLabs and some technology media websites towards Thermaltake for allegedly 'stealing' design ideas.



    In breaking news, Thermaltake has issued a press release today which included a formal apology letter from CaseLabs, signed by president James Keating and vice president Kevin Keating. This documentation apologized for public attacks against Thermaltake and its North American marketing manager, Shannon Robb, further stating that the accusations that Thermaltake "acted as an Asian business with poor character and integrity" were unjust.

    Also enclosed was a letter from CaseLabs to Legit Reviews, a company in which was also publically against Thermaltake's chassis releases. This letter outlined that Kevin Keating's statement of Thermaltake helping "taint the industry with rip-off products" was ill advised and a public retraction of the statement was included. This document went on to request that Legit Reviews should remove the news post in which quotes Kevin Keating's words immediately.
    Source: BREAKING: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations
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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Full letter:


    I'm sure lawyers had nothing to do with this.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Wow. I guess we now know how has big money and a bad a** litigation team. Sad to see them back down in this kind of fashion.
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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Wow. I guess we now know how has big money and a bad a** litigation team. Sad to see them back down in this kind of fashion.
    You're absolutely right on that.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Wow. I guess we now know how has big money and a bad a** litigation team. Sad to see them back down in this kind of fashion.
    It's all irrelevant, anyway. Asetek is looking to extend their patent to include "all things that enclose things" based on their design of the CPU block enclosing the pump. This will extend to cases forcing all other manufacturers out of the business. Tt will be allowed to continue to manufacture cases provided they put a big push on a new Water 4.0 line which will be comprised entirely from components culled from defective Asetek return items. Caselabs will be given the opportunity to also continue producing cases, but only under the condition that each case is sold with an included 360mm Asetek CLC at an upcharge of $300. All of their cases will also need design elements that will make it impossible to cleanly mount any open loop component or air cooler within their cases.

    And sadly, in the "my litigation team is bigger than yours" mentality, this scenario is conceivable. It seems that being a small mfg of high quality components is becoming impossible.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    It's all irrelevant, anyway. Asetek is looking to extend their patent to include "all things that enclose things" based on their design of the CPU block enclosing the pump. This will extend to cases forcing all other manufacturers out of the business. Tt will be allowed to continue to manufacture cases provided they put a big push on a new Water 4.0 line which will be comprised entirely from components culled from defective Asetek return items. Caselabs will be given the opportunity to also continue producing cases, but only under the condition that each case is sold with an included 360mm Asetek CLC at an upcharge of $300. All of their cases will also need design elements that will make it impossible to cleanly mount any open loop component or air cooler within their cases.

    And sadly, in the "my litigation team is bigger than yours" mentality, this scenario is conceivable. It seems that being a small mfg of high quality components is becoming impossible.

    So sad but so a possibility.

    They can say sorry all they want now because they have already brought everyone's attention to the matter. They have already written countless articles, facebook post and product comparisons. The masses are aware...........and will still buy TT products because they are cheaper than caselabs.
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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    This just pisses me off. I can't put it any better.

    Grrr.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    I hate to say it, but Thermaltake eats Caselabs lunch if they wanted to, no patents, whose fault is that? Personally I always thought Caselabs stuff was overpriced and while functional, Thermaltake has the upper hand in design and every aspect of making a great product for a fair price. Yes I admit I am a Thermaltake Fan Boy, but if I thought that they did something wrong I would admit it, this is business , its not personal.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    I hate to say it, but Thermaltake eats Caselabs lunch if they wanted to, no patents, whose fault is that? Personally I always thought Caselabs stuff was overpriced and while functional, Thermaltake has the upper hand in design and every aspect of making a great product for a fair price. Yes I admit I am a Thermaltake Fan Boy, but if I thought that they did something wrong I would admit it, this is business , its not personal.

    "I always thought Caselabs stuff was overpriced and while functional,"

    That makes two of us. Just cant bring myself to spend that kind of cash on a case.
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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Ah, I'd go for NZXT or Phanteks for cases over ThermalTake OR Caselabs. As long as TT doesn't stop those two companies from making cases, I'll be happy.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    "I always thought Caselabs stuff was overpriced and while functional,"

    That makes two of us. Just cant bring myself to spend that kind of cash on a case.
    Well, Yeah. But then I can't bring myself to buy a Maserati either <grin>. But, I'd still be pissed if Ford copied a Maserati and tried to claim it was an original design! I understand Alan's point of view too, but I just can't agree! (Sorry Alan)

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    "I always thought Caselabs stuff was overpriced and while functional,"

    That makes two of us. Just cant bring myself to spend that kind of cash on a case.
    That's three of us then. I like CaseLabs stuff, but I have other gear to spend my money on. I have to admit that I like those square TT cases, but I have no plans to get one.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    Well, Yeah. But then I can't bring myself to buy a Maserati either <grin>. But, I'd still be pissed if Ford copied a Maserati and tried to claim it was an original design! I understand Alan's point of view too, but I just can't agree! (Sorry Alan)

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    No need to be sorry, if everyone had the same opinion we would live in a very boring world. Its not the same as Ford making a Maserati, Maserati has patents on all their cars, Caselabs however does not, this is business, its not personal, if I find out that there is no patent on something I think is great and I can make it way cheaper and better, I will. Like I said, this is business, its not Thermaltakes fault that they saw an opportunity. Its not personal.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Ford isn't making Maserati's because they haven't bought them yet, like they did with Mazda and Volvo.

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    No need to be sorry, if everyone had the same opinion we would live in a very boring world. Its not the same as Ford making a Maserati, Maserati has patents on all their cars, Caselabs however does not, this is business, its not personal, if I find out that there is no patent on something I think is great and I can make it way cheaper and better, I will. Like I said, this is business, its not Thermaltakes fault that they saw an opportunity. Its not personal.
    I certainly understand your point. Which is why I'd probably be a poor businessman. I think ThermalTake could have built an inexpensive case that hewed to the functional design of the CaseLabs without making it APPEAR like it was a clone of the CaseLabs. Of course, from a purely business perspective you're right. I just don't like it...which of course doesn't change the world significantly...LOL.

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    Default Re: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Ford isn't making Maserati's because they haven't bought them yet, like they did with Mazda and Volvo.
    Gack. I hope not. Have you seen this? Maserati Ghibli

    If my Charger got totalled and I got enough Insurance Money, I'd get one! Of course it would take a LOT of insurance money...but wow.

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