Nortek Air Solutions Responds to Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Data Centers
Feb 16 2016

IDEC Cooling design based on legacy heat recovery technology

Eden Prairie, MN (February 16, 2016) — In response to KyotoCooling’s assertions, Nortek Air Solutions announces it denies that its data center cooling solution, including its Cool3™ indirect/direct evaporative cooling (IDEC) unit, infringes on a United States patent held by KyotoCooling. Air Enterprises and KyotoCooling filed a patent infringement lawsuit on February 10, 2016 against Nortek Air Solutions regarding U.S. Patent No 7,753,766.

“Their lawsuit is without merit,” stated Mark DeVincent, President of Nortek Air Solutions, LLC.  “It indicates that Air Enterprises and KyotoCooling do not understand the unique technology employed by Nortek Air Solutions Cool3 IDEC unit.”  The product was developed based on heat recovery technology used in earlier versions of the company’s heat recovery products.  “Our many customers have benefited from over thirty years of our expertise in heat recovery products and other commercial and custom heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products, including in mission critical applications such as data centers, healthcare facilities and high tech manufacturing.”

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