AMD issues official statement regarding Asetek Cease-and-Desist letter
Asetek sent two Cease-and-Desist letters to Gigabyte and AMD, as the company claims that Radeon R9 Fury X and Gigabyte’s GTX 900 WaterForce products are infringing their patents, and they demand immediate sales stop by both companies.
AMD is not directly responsible for alleged patent infringing. However their Fury X models use Cooler Master supplied water-cooling solution, which according to Asetek is using their technology without their approval. Here’s official statement from AMD on this matter.
We are aware that Asetek has sued Cooler Master. While we defer to Cooler Master regarding the details of the litigation, we understand that the jury in that case did not find that the Cooler Master heat sink currently used with the Radeon Fury X infringed any of Asetek’s patents.
Source: Gamer Nexus