intellectual property

Pinshape & 3DPrinterOS Partner for Click & Stream to 3D Print & More

The simplicity–and ramifications–of what a new partnership between Pinshape and 3DPrinterOS offers are absolute genius. With this partnership, they are setting not only the tone for the future of 3D printing…

CES on the Hill: Pinshape to Represent the 3D Printing Community & Intellectual Property Issues in Front of Congress

Whenever the intellectual property and copyright legalities start popping up in conversation regarding 3D design and 3D printing, most of us immediately and quietly think “why can’t we all just…

Additive Manufacturing Creates Tremendous Opportunities, as well as Risks

We all hear the promise of how advanced manufacturing forms will change the world. The 3D printing revolution will be able to make stronger, lighter, and more efficient products, and…

UK Study Assesses Legal and Industry Ramifications of 3D Printing & Intellectual Property

When the military and the government begin looking into a unique technology — and using it for previously unheard-of exercises and means to an end — you know it’s something of…

Katy Perry’s Lawyers Demand 3D Printed ‘Left Shark’ be Taken Down

It was just Tuesday that we reported on what we thought was an incredibly entertaining 3D printed figurine. For those of you who watched the halftime show of the Super…

Teleportation: Researchers Able to Relocate Objects Across Distances Via Destructive Scanning & 3D Printing

Although 3D printing is only a blip on most intellectual property (IP) lawyers’ radars right now, I envision a time in the not too distant future where this all will change….

Sioux Falls Maker Accused of Infringing on Copyright Laws with 3D Models of Michelangelo’s Statues

My most memorable art teacher in high school, a lively woman from the UK and a great artist in her own right, used to allow us great latitude in deciding…

3D Printed Mini F1 Drivers’ Creator Tells Us About His Design Odyssey, Plans for Future

Formula 1 racing has fans all over the world — including in the Netherlands, where a man named Alex has loved F1 for two decades. His second love is design, and these two…

3D Printing at the Center of Controversial Intellectual Property Debate

3D printing is at the center of a monumentally important, extremely controversial copyright infringement debate with global implications. This lawsuit that involves powerhouses like Google, the Motion Picture Association of…

Don’t Print Yourself Into a Corner: Product Liability Implications of 3D Printing

By: Josh Becker (Partner) and Sarah O’Donohue (Associate) Product manufacturers typically can be held liable for injuries caused by a defective product under several legal theories. One legal theory, referred to…

Allan Gabriel, Director of Dykema’s Intellectual Property Department, Speaks 3D Printing

We all know that the technology of 3D printing/additive manufacturing is changing the face of numerous industries, mostly for the better. Whether it’s creating new jobs, producing goods quicker and cheaper,…

Formlabs Standing Strong Despite Patent Lawsuit

There are a lot of players trying to move strategically around the 3D printing board. And when you mess with the big dogs, it can be as scary as… well,…

The Mummy in the Library: 3D Printing as the New Monster Creation

By now, the myth of the library as a repository of dusty books, occasionally leading to the unleashing of a mythical mummy, has been well put to rest in most…

3D Printing & Legal Professionals to Discuss IP Issues at 3D Printing Politics Conference on September 17

With any technology that bursts onto the scenes in a way in which we have seen 3D printing do so, there are always issues that arise, which must be solved…

Experts & Law Makers to Meet Next Month to Discuss Intellectual Property Issues Within 3D Printing

Fifteen years ago, a free service burst onto the scenes and turned the music industry upside down. If you were over the age of 10 years-old at the time, you probably remember…