Jan.19, 2012

michael weinberg it will be awesome if they don't screw it up: 3d printingThe white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology, is written by Michael Weinberg, staff attorney with Public Knowledge. This white paper examines how intellectual property law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing, and how incumbents who feel threatened by its growth might try to use intellectual property law to stop it.

Michael WeinbergOn a recent podcast from surprisinglyfree.com Michael Weinberg introduces the 3D printing technology, explains why he thinks 3D printing, coupled with the Internet, is a disruptive technology. In the discussion related to his paper he anticipates industries affected by potential disruption will not compete with or adapt to this technology, but rather, will seek legal protection through intellectual property law to preemptively regulate 3D printing.

The full text of the white paper is here, for PDF version with colors and pictures, check out here.

The podcast (40.21 minutes) can be listened to and downloaded here.


Via publicknowledge.com & surprisinglyfree.com

Posted in 3D Printing Technology


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