Additive Manufacturing And 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing are changing the manufacturing landscape. Copious numbers of companies are venturing into additive manufacturing and 3D printing for a variety of products and processes. Companies should be vigilant in protecting their IP rights in this area; this up-and-coming industry is estimated to be a U.S. 35 billion dollar industry by 2024 and will grow from primarily prototype use to everyday uses.
OBWB’s team of lawyers, patent agents, and engineers understand well the processes, materials, and applications for additive manufacturing. We also understand the challenges that additive manufacturing and 3D printing present to the current patent system by allowing for decentralized production and the special issues that may be raised in an infringement context. We assist clients with obtaining robust patents, as well as in navigating the complicated IP and licensing issues that arise in this industry. We represent clients using additive manufacturing and 3D printing in the following fields:
- Consumer Goods
- Medical and Dental Implants and Devices