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Let’s look closer at 3D printing and IP issues – InsideCounsel

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It is estimated that 3D printing can outcome in the global loss of at very least $100 billion per year in intellectual property by 2018.Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond, (Oct. 8, 2013), http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2603215.What can you do to preserve your company’s IP?
As stated in my overview article:The Intriguing New Legal Qeustions Raised by 3D Printing, I defined 3D printing as the progressive innovation that is turning traditional making and donate chains on their head, that, in turn, significantly effects IP rights.3D printing turns a 3D digital version made on a desktop or with a scanner into a physical object, letting users “print” approximately anything. Its use is on the rise; in fact, 3D printing is expected to be a $20 billion industry by 2020.2015 Roundup of 3D Printing Market Forecasts and Estimates. (Mar. 31, 2015), http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2015/03/31/2015-roundup-of-3d-printing-market-forecasts-and-estimates/#2715e4857a0b332d45791dc6.

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