“3D Printing and patent law: apt and ready?”.

Mimler, M., 2018. “3D Printing and patent law: apt and ready?”. In: Mendis, D., Lemley, M. and Rimmer, M., eds. 3D Printing and Beyond: The Intellectual Property and Legal and Implications Surrounding 3D Printing and Emerging Technologies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. (In Press)

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Abstract

The impact of 3D printing on business models that are based on protection by design rights and copyright has been widely acknowledged. Since the technology is rapidly developing, its effects may also be felt within industries that rely on patent protection. This chapter traces how the law of patent infringement in the United Kingdom applies to 3D printing scenarios. It analyses the different stages of 3D printing and whether these may lead to direct and indirect infringement. It also sheds light on how exceptions to patent infringement currently apply to 3D printing. The chapter concludes that the law of patents in the UK is currently better equipped to deal with impact of 3D printing technology than other intellectual property right but argues for interpretive clarifications by the courts as well as possible legislative action in the near future.

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Additional Information:This is a draft chapter. The final version will be available in 3D Printing and Beyond: The Intellectual Property and Legal and Implications Surrounding 3D Printing and Emerging Technologies, edited by D. Mendis, M. Lemley and M. Rimmer, forthcoming 2018. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only
Uncontrolled Keywords:3D printing; patent law; United Kingdom; patent infringement; CAD file; exceptions to patent infringement
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:30939
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:05 Jul 2018 15:29
Last Modified:05 Jul 2018 15:29

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