3D Printing in the Intellectual Property Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide
The increasing number of materials used for 3D printing is indicative of its sweeping impact on a wide range of industries. Through 3D printing, companies are able to cut costs in improving their existing products or in developing new ones. However, as companies take advantage of the innovation and business development opportunities fostered by 3D printing, intellectual property (IP) protection in this growing field of technology is becoming more complex. IP owners and their counsel must prepare enforcement strategies to effectively guard IP rights.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help IP owners and counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of 3D Printing and its implications to IP rights. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective IP enforcement strategies to help businesses better position themselves in the emerging world of 3D printing.
Key topics include:
- The 3D Printing Technology: An Overview
- 3D Printing and IP Laws
- Common Pitfalls
- Notable Cases
- Best Enforcement Strategies
- What Lies Ahead
Thomas Prock Dipl Ing, PhD, Partner
Marks & Clerk LLP
- What 3D printing is – general description
- Overview of how 3D printing has changed manufacturing
- Anticipated future changes
- Elimination of inventory with retail printing of products on demand
- Replacement parts on demand
- Personalized products
- New business models based on on-demand, on-site, real-time printing
Alan Macek, Partner
- 3D Printing in the Intellectual Property Landscape:
- Patents - making, using, experimental exceptions, right to repair and patent exhaustion
- Trademarks - distinguishing guises and functionality
- Copyright - designs and useful articles
- Design patents/Industrial Designs - aesthetic features
Who Should Attend:
- Design Patent Attorneys
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- 3D Trademark Law Attorneys
- IP and related Attorneys
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Compliance and Risk Officers
- Legal Counsel
- Technology Attorneys
- Technology Firms
- Companies or people who are using 3D Printing
- Other Related and Interested Professionals
Thomas Prock is a Partner at Marks & Clerk with more than 18 years’ experience advising clients in the electronics sector on internet related subject matter and computer-implemented inventions. Thomas is also active in protecting inventions in the Cleantech and medical device field.
Thomas graduated with a Diploma in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Ulm (Germany) and went on to obtain his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research, where he investigated the interaction between radio frequency electromagnetic fields and conducting tissue, with particular emphasis on its application to the design of phased array resonators.
Having qualified as a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney in 2007, in 2014 Thomas became one of the few professionals to also qualify as a Patentanwalt (German Patent Attorney). In the LMG Life Sciences Guide 2014, Thomas is listed as a ‘Life Sciences Star’ for his work in the medical devices area. He is also commended in the inaugural Who's Who Legal - Patent Agents, which refers to him as a “definite inclusion on any list”.
Thomas Prock is a Partner at Marks & Clerk with more than 18 years’ experience advising clients in the electronics …
Alan Macek practises intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, with a focus on electrical and computer-related technology.
Alan has litigated cases in the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court. His experience in litigation often involves cross-border proceedings, and he frequently works closely with counsel from the United States to coordinate parallel lawsuits.
Alan publishes a blog and daily email on developments in intellectual property law in Canada and is a regular columnist for Slaw on issues in intellectual property.
Prior to earning his J.D., Alan worked at several computer and communication engineering firms.
Alan Macek practises intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, with a focus on electrical and computer-related technology. Alan has litigated …
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