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3D Printing Quarterly Report - Q1 2018

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African labs build 3D printers from e-waste - Two labs in African nations have built 3D printers out of e-waste. Staff at WoeLab in Togo, a community tech hub and inventor/entrepreneur network, built a 3D printer in 2013...more

Trade & Manufacturing - May 2018

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Commerce Department Imposes Strict Export Denial Order On ZTE - On April 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a seven-year Denial Order (Order) against Zhongxing...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - May 2018

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To TPP Or Not To TPP, That Is The Question - In recent weeks, President Trump has expressed both positive and negative opinions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). For example, President Trump recently floated the idea...more

Disruption And Drew Carter At The 2018 Manufacturing & Distribution Summit

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It’s no surprise that disruption is the new buzz phrase in manufacturing today. With consumer demand for speed, concerns over evolving technology, and a volatile political landscape among the range of obstacles that threaten...more

The 3-D printing revolution: Opening the doors to new opportunities — and risks associated with IP infringement

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As the use of 3-D printing has increased exponentially, so has its potential. Stella Wong, counsel focusing on patent litigation at our Hogan Lovells office in London, compares a 3-D printer to a sophisticated copying...more

Materialise Receives First-Ever 510(k) Clearance for Anatomical Model 3D Printing Software

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3D printing specialist Materialise recently received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mimics inPrint software. Mimics inPrint is said to use to create 3D anatomical models from medical image data and output those models to a 3D...more

China FDA Issues Guidance on 3D Printed Medical Devices

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More than two and a half years after the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) formally approved its first three-dimensional (3D) printed medical device for mass production, a hip implant co-developed by Peking...more

Education and collaboration – Essential for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and countries across the world are grappling with ways to capitalize on its opportunities and mitigate its risks....more

Life sciences and health care horizons - March 2018

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Innovation in the life sciences and health care industries is occurring at a dizzying pace. Five years ago, anti-PD-1 antibodies from Merck and BMS had yet to be approved, CAR-T therapies were still in small-scale clinical...more

Patenting And The New FDA Guidance On 3-D Printing Of Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized its publication on additive manufacturing (commonly referred to as 3-D printing) for medical devices. According to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the guidance...more

Global IP outlook 2018

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2017 was a year of widespread political, technological, and legal changes; leading to lack of certainty and creating both challenges and opportunities for businesses in 2018 and beyond. Please see full Publication below...more

3D Printing Meets Medical Devices: FDA Weighs In On Additive Manufacturing

In December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance on Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices. The guidance represents FDA’s efforts to provide regulatory direction about...more

FDA Presents Webinar on Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices

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On December 5, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final version of its guidance entitled “Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug...more

TMT Horizons 2018

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Some of the 800+ Hogan Lovells lawyers who look at the TMT Industry Sector share their perspectives on the future. From Tokyo to Mexico; from Blockchain to satellites; from M&A to privacy. Please see full Publication below...more

FDA finalizes 3D printing guidance

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On December 5, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) finalized its “leapfrog guidance” entitled, “Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices”. Please see full Publication below for...more

Profiles In Innovation: Editor Of Wired Discusses AI, Blockchain, And Tech Trends

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Wired’s editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson is interviewed by Orrick on tech trends with commentary by Annette Hurst, IP attorney on AI legal considerations. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

3D Printed Medical Implants: Should Laws and Regulations Be Revolutionized to Address This Revolutionary Customized Technology?

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Previously on this blog, Wilson Elser attorneys have written several posts about 3D printing technology and the law. We have predicted that this new technology has the potential to change the landscape of product liability...more

Aviations Happenings - Winter 2017

In this issue - 3D Printing: Not Your Old Dot Matrix Printer! - • District Court Again Upholds $2.8 Million Verdict Against Engine Manufacturer in Plane Crash Litigation - • Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Defense...more

FDA Provides Guidance on 3D-Printed Medical Device Products

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released finalized guidance regarding 3D printing in medical devices. The guidance document, which issued on December 5, 2017, is based on the FDA’s review of more than 100 devices...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - December 2017

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“Core Elements” Of TPP-11 Agreement Reached In Vietnam - On November 10, 2017, Trade Ministers from the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries (minus the United States) announced that they had reached...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - December 2017

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Canada Requests WTO Consultations And Files Notice Of Intent To Seek NAFTA Chapter 19 Binational Panel Review In Softwood Lumber Case - Canada has taken steps to pursue parallel WTO and NAFTA actions to challenge the U.S....more

Guest post – Observations on FDA 3D Printing Guidance

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A lot has happened over the past 19 months, some good, some bad, and some just unbelievable. To name a few, and without sounding like a remake of We Didn’t’ Start the Fire, a total solar eclipse, a new human organ was...more

FDA Guidance Offers Initial Thoughts on Technical Considerations Specific to Medical Devices Using 3D Printing

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of its guidance entitled “Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration...more

Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing Technology – Peeling Back the Layers

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the term coined by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, to describe the fourth major industrial era since the first industrial revolution which took...more

3D Printing Quarterly Report - Q3 2017

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Twenty-five percent of world trade could be wiped out by 2060 as result of 3D printing technology: ING - According to estimates provided by a report from ING, progress in 3D printing technology will see one-quarter of...more

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