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Phanteks Is Confident That Its D30 Does Not Infringe On Lian Li’s Patent

Two days ago it was found that Lian Li had opened a lawsuit against Phanteks surrounding the daisy chain system that Lian Li has patented on their UNI fans alleging that Phanteks had infringed upon this with their D30 fans. Today Phanteks has shared an official statement surrounding this lawsuit.

Phanteks Statement on Patent Infringement

The statement that Phanteks has shared effectively says that they are confident that they do not have any infringement and even consulted patent lawyers during the development of the D30 fans. The statement they provided was shared by Techpowerup and states:

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.

Personally, I hope Phanteks does come on top here as their design is different and if they were to lose that would be bad news for Thermaltakes SWAFAN EX series which also uses a similar daisy chain design. If it is the case that Lian Li has patented the entire idea of cable-less daisy chain connections I would be very disappointed.

Jakob Aylesbury

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