October 17, 2013 AT 7:00 am

Casting 3D Printing’s Coming IP Litigation: Usual Suspects and Dark Horses @ Bloomberg Law #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Bryan J Vogel

An overview of the Intellectual Property issues that potentially may come into play in the 3D printing field. “Casting 3D Printing’s Coming IP Litigation: Usual Suspects and Dark Horses @ Bloomberg Law“.

Three-dimensional or 3D printing has begun to cross the chasm to mainstream use. As with previous disruptive innovations–think personal computing and mobile phones–legal challenges based in intellectual property law are sure to follow.

Anticipating where those conflicts are most likely to occur requires an understanding of the emerging technology and how its use potentially impacts various rights holders. While intellectual property law’s traditional battle fronts like patent and copyright infringement will surely see heavy action, other, less obvious legal theories may also end up in the mix.

Whatever strategies get used, significant intellectual property litigation involving 3D printing seems inevitable and the outcomes of that litigation will shape–and limit–how the technology advances and who gets access to the capital it generates….

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