New Expressions: 3D Printing & the Changing IP Landscape
Friday, December 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
1.50 General CLE Credit Hours
Until now, a company's product cycle involved a familiar timeline of discrete milestones: design, prototyping, production, launch, supply chain management, etc. 3D printing and scanning is transforming how businesses bring their products to market, by collapsing these distinct phases into one fluid spectrum. Because 3D printing and scanning blur the lines between application and expression, these technologies raise a host of IP legal issues. There are few guideposts that can serve as reliable indicators of how existing law will treat these innovations, however it is not clear which practitioners will be liable – the printer, the seller, the manufacture, etc. This program will review the current state of the art and explore many of the copyright issues that 3D printing and scanning may implicate, including the useful article doctrine; the derivative work right; fair use; secondary liability; the anti-circumvention and safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; and recent Supreme Court cases on design patent protection and the scope of copyright in 3D objects.
- Armen Nercessian, Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, CA (Moderator)
- Toby Butterfield, Frankfurt Kurning Klein + Selz PC
- Andrew Gass, Latham & Watkins LLP, San Francisco, CA
- Michael Weinberg, Shapeways, New York, NY
ABA-IPL Section Member Discount Price: $95.00
ABA Young Lawyers Division Discount Price: $95.00
ABA Member Price: $150.00
ABA Non-Member Price: $195.00
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* Note: This program has been rescheduled to Friday, December 15th