The other day we read a thoughtful Bloomberg piece on 3D printing in the medical device context by a trio of Alston & Bird litigators. We’ve given you the link, but it might be behind a paywall.
The article indicates...more
Disruption displaces old business models but creates opportunities, if one has the vision. For example, it is no secret that the music industry has suffered rampant intellectual property abuse. ...more
In the 1980s and 1990s, viewers of the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” regularly saw Patrick Stewart procure hot tea from a “replicator,” which generated his tea — cup and all — instantly on demand. Even...more
Soon, instead of clicking buy now and entering your shipping information, you may be able to download a file, click “Start,” and watch a 3D printer at work. Thus, the manufacturer-consumer will be born.
As we already discussed, 3D printing technologies facilitates the creation of things but also is a great issue for managing traditional IP rights.
This is a technology that will challenge more and more an effective...more
Just as inkjet printers deposit drops of ink to create a document, 3-D printers lay down bits of plastic, metal, or other material to build an object. But as 3-D printers enter the consumer market, they may also fashion new...more
Here at the Dashboard we try to avoid overt public relations on behalf of Foley & Lardner LLP. However, sometimes our firm is the one making the news. Often, that news is of interest to the Automotive Industry....more
According to a recent Business Insider story, the future of 3D printing is now. If recent news headlines are anything to go by, BI is onto something: from saving the life of a child with a custom-made airway tube to creating...more
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