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IP licensing in a 3D printed world

By John F Hornick

While experts may disagree about the extent to which 3D printing will change the world, there is a growing consensus that this technology will shake up current models of IP protection and licensing

At first blush, a world where parts and products are created at home or on the factory floor using 3D printing may seem like a potential IP licensing bonanza. In reality, the technology is likely to create some IP licensing opportunities while destroying others. The Gartner research firm predicts full consumer adoption of 3D printing by around 2023, though I believe that 2025 is probably...

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