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3D Printing Raises Intellectual Property Legal Issues Not Seen Before in Traditional Printing

3D Printing Raises Intellectual Property Legal Issues Not Seen Before in Traditional Printing

3D printing technology has advanced to the level where consumers are able to purchase these printers for their personal use. Just recently, 3D printing was accessible only in limited circumstances. Now, it is possible for consumers to purchase versions of 3D printers which can be used at home to print various articles and objects. In […]

IP in 3D: How IP Owners Should Respond to 3D Printers

IP in 3D: How IP Owners Should Respond to 3D Printers

Although intellectual property (IP) law adequately protects many forms of IP, the coming commercialization of cheap 3D printers may¬†facilitate new means of mass pirating that existing law cannot prevent. Though legal reform is the common strategy used to deal with IP challenges, the efforts of IP owners might¬†be better spent finding new ways to monetize […]