Patent wars continue to brew in 3D printing space

3D printing giants Stratasys and Afinia continues to battle it out. Who will win?

In the world of 3D printing, early innovators work hard to protect the value and investments made to obtain intellectual property. As consumer demand for affordable 3D printers grows, this emerging market will lure newcomers interested in participating in the potential for profitability that market offers.

Back in November, 3D printing giant Stratasys brought its own infringement action against the manufacturer of a consumer model 3D printer that competes with the offerings of Stratasys-owned MakerBot. Stratasys sued Microboards Technology, which does business as Afinia, claiming that Afinia’s H-Series 3D Printer infringes several patents Stratasys holds directed to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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