Posts Tagged: 3d Printing


Protecting Innovation During the 3D Revolution

Innovators often face the question of how to best protect their new ideas.  Patents immediately come to mind for new products and processes.  However, copyright protection should …
By Katie Scholz
1 year ago 1

Patent Filings Increase for E-Cigarettes, 3-D Printing and Machine Learning

One interesting aspect of IFI CLAIMS’ most recent annual patent analysis is a list of eight areas of technology that have seen the fastest growing increases in …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Government and 3D Printing: A New Line of Innovation to Protect

For the last 20 years, manufacturers have used 3D printing to build prototypes, but it was only recently that this industrial technology entered the mainstream.  The 3D printing …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 years ago 0

3D Printing for Consumers: What Does it Mean for the Future of IP?

Patent filings relating to 3D printing have increased 23-fold over the last five years, and trademark filings for businesses involved in 3D printing have increased 300 percent over …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 years ago 1

Oculus Rift Patents that change the Virtual Reality Landscape

Of the virtual reality options currently on the market, the Oculus Rift is arguably built upon one of the most technologically robust VR platforms. Capturing the movements …
By William Cory Spence
3 years ago 7

New method uses patent data to estimate a technology’s future rate of improvement

The team devised an equation incorporating a patent set’s average forward citation and average publication date, and calculated the rate of improvement for each technology domain. …
By Jennifer Chu
3 years ago 3

Mattel unveils updated ThingMaker at 2016 Toy Fair, introduces kids to 3D printing

One of the more attention-grabbing offerings in this field was Mattel’s ThingMaker 3D printing system for creating custom toys at home. The system includes the ThingMaker 3…
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

University research leads to breakthroughs in 3D printed organs

In the middle of February, the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology published a paper from a team of researchers at Wake Forest University which reported a breakthrough in …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

3D Printed Human Organs and the Debate on Applicable Patent Law

3D printed human organs are coming increasingly close to being a reality according to several reports. In addition to potentially saving thousands of lives every year, this …
By Andrew Armstrong
4 years ago 16

Limitless range of 3D printing applications fuels rapid industry growth

There’s almost no limit to the range of practical items that could be created through 3D printing equipment. A team of chemical researchers working at the …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1