Print It! 3D Printing and the Intersection of Intellectual Property

Seminar | February.25.2015 | 2:00pm - 5:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)

American University Washington College of Law

American University Washington College of Law is hosting a seminar on 3D printing and how it is changing the way we think about intellectual property. Please join Orrick IP lawyer Christopher Higgins and the panel of experts as they delve in-depth on changes revolving around 3D printing in the workplace, at home and in the law.

Date and Time:
February 25, 2015
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
 
Location:
 
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue Avenue NW (Room 602)
Washington, DC 20016
 
Keynote Speaker:
 
Michael Weinberg, Vice President, Public Knowledge, Washington DC
 
Panelists:
  • Martyn Griffen, Government Affairs Associate, Public Knowledge
  • Christopher Higgins, IP Lawyer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • John Hornick, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Peer Munck, CEO & Co-Founder of 3Discovered

Participants can earn up to 2 hours of MCLE credit.

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Patents
  • 3D Printing
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence

Christopher Higgins Partner Patents, 3D Printing

Washington, D.C.

Leading patent litigators have referred to Chris' mind as a "virtual legal playground."  Chris is a trial lawyer with an electrical engineering degree, giving him a unique set of skills to represent clients in disputes involving complex technologies such as graphics processing, semiconductors, medical devices, LCD displays, 3D printing and 3D scanning, and data encryption.   Chris is the co-leader of the 3D Printing Group at Orrick.

Chris has developed a global reputation as an authoritative source on legal issues in 3D printing, and has been a featured speaker at 3D printing events around the world. His 3D printing practice includes advising startups and established 3D printing companies on all aspects of intellectual property law, cybersecurity, and technology transactions. Chris helps 3D printing clients grow their businesses and capitalize on market opportunities and represents them in court to defend or enforce IP rights.  Chris' 3D printing work extends beyond the courtroom; he teaches a course at Penn State University as part of its Masters of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design program.

Chris' patent litigation and IPR practice also covers a wide range of other technologies including graphics processing, digital image processing and printing, semiconductor devices and semiconductor manufacturing, data encryption, high-definition television, digital content recognition, and medical devices. Chris has also assisted clients with licensing and patent prosecution related to 3D printing, digital imaging, wireless technology, mobile communication devices, encryption, high-definition television and medical devices.

Prior to law school, Chris worked in the patent department of a medical device company and as an engineer designing electronic components for missiles, projectiles, and bombs.