IP: 3D Scanners, IP Issues with Additive Printing’s Companion Technology

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The potential for mass consumer use of 3D printing has generated a lot of conversation on the interplay between the technology and IP laws. Less discussed, however, are the IP issues raised by 3D scanners — often a key component in successful additive printing. But 3D scanner advancements have kept up with 3D printing, and the technology has IP issues that merit review.

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