3D Printing in Intellectual Property and Trial Practice: What You Ought to Know
3D printing, which continues to improve in quality and accuracy even as it becomes cheaper, offers a panoply of uses in multiple industries and professions, including legal practice. The wide-scale availability of 3D printing make it ideal for creation of demonstrative evidence in court proceedings, such as miniaturized scale models of buildings or blown up replicas of small anatomical parts or machine components.
At the same time, 3D printing creates a challenge for intellectual property law. Not only are there 3D printing IP rights to be protected, but 3D printing technology also creates the potential for widespread manufacturing of copyrighted, patented and trademarked objects in ways that may infringe pre-existing IP rights.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders convened by The Knowledge Group will discuss the practical advantages and pitfalls of use of 3D printing by the legal profession as well as the challenges of protecting copyrighted, patented and trademarked property from infringement via the new technology.
- Primer on 3D Printing
- 3D Printing IP Rights
- Copyright Protection
- Patent Protection
- Trademark Protection
- Counterfeiting and Infringement
- Legitimate Uses of 3D Printing
- Demonstrative Evidence
Jason Barnes, Partner
Barnes & Roberts, LLC
- When to use 3D printing in the courtroom
- Make big things little
- Make little things big
- Practical considerations for creating 3D printing
- Working with clients
- Working with vendors
- Two examples of 3D printed demonstrative evidence
- Voltage isolation circuit
- Cell Tower Easement Illustration
Jordan Becker, Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Consistent pursuit and enforcement of IP rights can result in fewer overall instances of infringement of 3D printing IP rights as well as infringements of other types of IP by 3D printing
- Importance of Early and Robust Patent Protection for 3-D Printing Innovations
- Using Trademark Registrations to Deter Use of Unauthorized 3-D Printers for Making Counterfeit Goods
- 3-D Printing Could Increase Copyright Litigation for Manufacturers
- New Federal Statute Will Help Protect 3-D Printing Trade Secrets
Jason is a Founding Partner at Barnes & Roberts leading the firm in case theme and strategy development. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he continues to be a pioneer in the electronic trial revolution and has prepared hundreds of cases for trial. Since 1990, Jason has tried lawsuits in state and federal courts, the International Trade Commission, the USPTO, and arbitrations with an emphasis on intellectual property, products liability and business torts.
Jason continues to shape the art of persuasion in the courtroom through his work at the firm as well as his contributions to the industry. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, contributes to CLE presentations and has provided guest lectures at the Dedman School of Law (SMU) and the Practicing Law Institute’s Patent Litigation forum. Jason’s writings appear in the firm’s blog and in The Jury Expert, a bi-monthly journal for trial attorneys for which Jason is also the Associate Editor.
Jason is a Founding Partner at Barnes & Roberts leading the firm in case theme and strategy development. In a …
Jordan Becker is a registered patent attorney with over 20 years’ experience as an attorney built upon his prior engineering experience. He offers a strategic perspective in guiding high-tech companies and entrepreneurs in all aspects of IP protection. He focuses on developing IP protection strategies and building IP portfolios, and he has obtained hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents for clients. In post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office, Jordan has defeated numerous third-party patent claims asserted against his clients. He also analyzes patents and counsels clients in connection with patent monetization and corporate transactions and provides opinions on third-party patents.
A former engineer in the aerospace industry, Jordan is passionate about strategically helping clients obtain strong patents that can provide a competitive advantage and withstand challenges from infringers. His clients range from individual entrepreneurs and startups to multinational companies. Jordan has extensive experience in patenting software, electrical/electronic hardware and mechanical devices, in fields such as computer networking, wireless communications, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), medical devices, big data, cloud computing, network storage, image processing, speech recognition and IC design/fabrication.
Jordan Becker is a registered patent attorney with over 20 years’ experience as an attorney built upon his prior engineering …
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Experience in intellectual property law
NASBA Field of Study:
Business Law - Technical
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Areas of Professional Practice
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