With the news of Phanteks and also Thermaltake being sued by Lian Li over patent infringment claims over their RGB fans, Phanteks has made a statement regarding their stance on the case. The response was sent via email and is in full below:
In response to articles circulating the community:
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.
Thank you for your time.
The statement at the end of the email suggests Phanteks is confident in their design and it does not breach any patents.