Casting 3D Printings Coming IP Litigation Usual Suspects and Dark Horses

October 11, 2013

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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.

Reproduced with permission from BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 86 PTCJ 1209, 10/11/13. Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

Possible litigation scenarios for 3D printing under patent, trade secret, copyright and other intellectual property laws and legal theories.


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