IP: 3D printing patent litigation now: The shape of things to come?

3D printing industry-leaders Stratasys and 3D Systems have each recently begun noteworthy patent infringement litigation actions that merit further review

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.

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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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