intellectual property

Treatstock Introduces Watermark 3D Software Solution for IP Protection of 3D Printable Files

In the 3D printing world, there are a few problems that continuously crop up, and they range from mere annoyances, like poor bed adhesion, to serious concerns like intellectual property…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The…

Metal 3D Printing News: Aurora Labs Signs Binding Term Sheet with WorleyParsons

Back in January, about a month after Australian startup Aurora Labs announced that it had shipped the first 3D printer in its affordable, metal S-Titanium line, the company announced that it was…

Just3DPrint Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against 3DPrint.com, But IP Piracy in the 3D Printing Industry Remains

Beleaguered 3D printing startup Just3DPrint (Just Print It Inc.) lost its long shot defamation lawsuit against 3DPrint.com parent company 3DR Holdings this month, the last of three legal battles that…

3D Printing in a Secure STEM Environment: MyStemKits & D3CRYPT3D Announce Partnership

As 3D printing dives deeper into the educational system, dedicated teachers are increasing their focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) / STEAM (including art) curricula, providing students with…

K2M Group Announces New Licensed Intellectual Property and 3D Printed Spinal Solution System

Global medical device company K2M Group Holdings, which offers solutions for a range of PLIF, TLIF, and Lateral procedures, has been pretty busy over the last year. The company provides…

“3D Printing” – What’s in a Name?

I devoted a section of the first chapter of my book, , to what I call “The Name Game.”  My premise: “3D printing” is the best name for layered manufacturing….

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D…

Create it REAL Develops New Solution to 3D Printing Copyright Issues

Intellectual property continues to be a big issue in 3D printing. The industry has been compared frequently to the music industry in the 1990s and early 2000s, as digital technology…

Disney Files Patent Application for “Anti-Scanning” Material that Would Make Figurines Harder to Scan and 3D Print

While consumers use 3D printers for a wide variety of reasons, one thing that many people love to do is to 3D print figurines of characters from their favorite movies,…

NYU Researchers Develop a New, Sneakier Weapon Against Counterfeit 3D Printed Parts

When we talk about 3D printing and security concerns, one of the first issues that comes up is that of counterfeit 3D printed parts. If a skillful hacker manages to…

Top Ten Ways 3D Printing Will Kill You and Your Loved Ones

Many people somehow see 3D printing as some benign force. The technophile’s latest solution to the world’s ills is a small box that spits out plastic. It too, as the…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Jennifer Prioleau, Division Counsel, HP Inc.

One of the biggest issues in the 3D printing industry as it grows is intellectual property, as legal concerns surround the nascent industry. One of the biggest stories over the…

Third Annual Benesch 3D Printing Conference Spotlights Biomimicry, Startups, and Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing

Yesterday, the law firm of Benesch Attorneys at Law held its third annual 3D Printing Conference, an event geared towards keeping legal professionals up to date on 3D printing and the…

3D Printing Art: Complicated Opportunities

3D printing is being used by artists, curators, museums and galleries worldwide to create works. Designers, sculptors, digital artists, painters and people new to the art world are using 3D…

How the 3D Design Community Can Better Protect Its Intellectual Property

3D printing has, in the scope of a just a few years, moved from a technology on the periphery—primarily used by large companies for industrial manufacturing—to the mainstream—a technology on…

Brexit-Delayed UK Digital Strategy Finally Released to the Public

Of all the tumultuous occurrences that happened in 2016, Britain’s exit from the European Union was one of the biggest, and since then, British citizens (along with the rest of…

Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent – But Don’t Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says

The popularity of Ultimaker is for a number of reasons. Yes, the company does produce reliable, high-quality 3D printers that consistently makes the top of “best 3D printers” lists, but one of the…

Shapeways and Other User-Generated Content Sites Submit Latest Round of Input to US Copyright Office

Time for everyone’s favorite topic – intellectual property law! It’s a big part of the creation of a smoothly functioning 3D printing economy, especially with the rise of sites that rely…

Michael Weinberg Leads Us Through 3 Steps for Licensing 3D Printed Things

As more and more people become involved in 3D printing, more and more awesome stuff is being created. The question that naturally arises after any particularly amazing print, or after a…

InfraTrac Successfully Applies Anti-Counterfeit Technology to 3D Printed Metal Parts

One of the most nagging concerns that plagues the 3D printing industry is that of intellectual property protection. Not only have there been plenty of issues surrounding the theft of…

D3CRYPT3D Software Aims to Provide Security For 3D Assets and Intellectual Property

One of the biggest hinderances lingering throughout the 3D printing community is the lack of security for intellectual property of 3D models. The glaring issue has plagued users of 3D…

EnvisionTEC Patent Suit Against Formlabs: An IP Perspective

Written by John Hornick and Rob Wells As established companies seek to protect their market share against mounting competition from an increasing number of new 3D printing companies, the battlefield for dominance…

“Cheerleader Uniform Case” Prompts Shapeways and Other Organizations to Demand Supreme Court Clarify Intellectual Property Law

Full disclosure: intellectual property and copyright issues are not my favorite subjects. The whole area is messy, murky, confusing, and often seemingly arbitrary, and that’s before you even open up…