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Protecting IP in a 3D Printed Future

Managing Intellectual Property
May 24, 2016

Related Professionals: Hornick, John F.

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At the annual INTA conference, Finnegan partner John F. Hornick was interviewed by Managing Intellectual Property following his plenary talk addressing the consequences 3D printing could have for intellectual property. Said Hornick, "3D printing’s alarmingly fast march toward ubiquity has great potential to disrupt traditional business models, and therefore the value of intellectual property, as customization becomes commonplace." He continues, "The principles of intellectual property apply to 3D printing just like they do to anything else, but the number of potential targets and the scale of potential infringement is much larger because companies and individuals will be able to make anything they want away from control." To read the full article, click here.