Chris Higgins Interviewed on Patent Challenges Facing the 3D Printing Industry

Drupa Newsroom | July.10.2014

IP managing associate Chris Higgins discussed the patent challenges facing the 3D printing industry in an interview with Drupa Newsroom.

“Any technology company should be aware of changes to IP laws and changes in technology that could implicate old laws,” Chris explained. “3D printing is no different. A typical 3D printer could be covered by hundreds of patents, from the filament, to the printer heads, platform, and circuitry. In addition to the hardware, the associated software could also be covered by many patents. We often see newer technologies run into issues with patents directed to software that have nothing to do with the newer technology at issue.”