We applied for patents for 3 reasons
1) We invested significant time and effort in researching and developing the technology we call natural airflow (NAF).
2) NAF works very well so competitors may be tempted to copy it.
3) We prefer competitors to license NAF technology rather than copying it.
If I build and publish a DIY fanless system do you see it as a patent violation?
We are engineers, not lawyers. We don’t know if it’s a patent violation and we would not care even if it is.
We encourage users to make the best DIY systems they can and share it with the community.