IP: 3D Printing Patent Litigation Now: The Shape of Things to Come?

A review of the 3D printing patent infringement claims recently brought by industry leaders in 3D Systems v. Formlabs and Stratsys v. Afinia.

January 07, 2014

3D printing industry-leaders Stratasys and 3D Systems have each recently begun noteworthy patent infringement litigation actions. Brought against rivals who offer lower-priced consumer printers, these cases could end up playing an important role in just how quickly 3D printing can cross the chasm to consumer acceptance — and at what cost. Because the litigation also seems to signal a strategic shift by each of the innovator patent-holders, both actions merit further review.

Reprinted with permission from InsideCounsel.

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