Yesterday, we learned that the Lian Li brand was suing Phanteks! The grounds for the complaint? Patent infringement on the part of the Dutch company concerning the serial connection of D30 fans. The company is now publicly defending itself.
Phanteks responds to Lian Li!
In response to Lian Li’s recent complaint, the Dutch company has issued a short statement in which it defends itself:
” We at Phanteks can confirm the filing of the patent infringement suit filed by a fellow PC enthusiast brand. We want to inform the community that our legal team is and has always properly handled any legal issue or communication that has arose.
From the start of the Phanteks D30 fan development, we set out to design an original product that innovates to provide new solutions to PC enthusiasts. We have consulted with patent lawyers during the development and prior to the announcement of the D30 fans and the fans were not found to infringe on the claims in the patent. Phanteks D30 fans are an original idea and have been issued patents in multiple countries to date.
We value and respect valid and enforceable IP rights and are confident that the result of this legal matter will confirm there is no infringement. We will continue our mission to serve the PC community by creating unique and innovative solutions. ”
In broad terms, it states that during the development of the fans in question, legal follow-up was carried out. The company states that in order to ensure that no patents were infringed, development was carried out in conjunction with a team of lawyers specializing in the field. As a result, Phanteks remains confident in the outcome of the court case. It also asserts that its D30 fans are indeed an original idea, all the more so as multiple patents relating to them have been filed in different countries.
It remains to be seen whether or not the courts will agree.