IP: 3D Scanners, IP issues with additive printing’s companion technology

3D scanner advancements have kept up with 3D printing, and the technology has IP issues that merit review.

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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Bryan J. Vogel

Bryan J. Vogel is a trial lawyer and partner with the firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. He is a registered patent attorney with...

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