3d printing patents

Stratasys Prevails in Inter Parte 3D Printing Related Patent Battle with Afinia

Stratasys and Afinia have been battling in the courts for years in a series of confrontations over various patents and claims, and now Stratasys says they’re happy with an announcement…

Adobe Files Patent for ‘Smooth 3D Printing’ Process

If you have ever wrapped your textbooks in contact paper, or attempted to place a screen cover on your smartphone, you’re probably painfully familiar with the frustrating bubbles that are…

Stratasys Awarded Patent for Concealing Seams within the 3D Printing Process

As I have mentioned in the past, it’s my personal opinion that technologies like stereolithography (SLA) will eventually win out in the battle for the consumer 3D printing market. The…

3D Systems’ Lawsuit Against Formlabs is Dismissed

Although legal battles over intellectual property, particularly patents, are a common occurrence within many larger technological fields, the 3D printing industry has remained relatively quiet when it comes to legal disputes….

Stratasys Vs Afinia Patent Case Drama: Stratasys drops one of its 3D printer patent violation allegations

With the rapid growth of 3D printing, attributed mainly to the sheer number of companies manufacturing printers, and the DIY kits which are available at affordable prices, there has been only one…

Nike, Two Major 3D Printing Footwear Patent Applications Filed

Most of us are already well aware of Nike’s intentions to use 3D printing as a major part of their footwear assembly process. They have already used 3D printing in…