3D Printing and Intellectual Property

3D Printing and Intellectual Property Disruption, Doctrine and Policy

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Synopsis

Intellectual property (IP) laws were drafted for tangible objects, but 3D printing technology, which digitizes objects and offers manufacturing capacity to anyone, is disrupting these laws and their underlying policies. In this timely work, Lucas S. Osborn focuses on the novel issues raised for IP law by 3D printing for the major IP systems around the world. He specifically addresses how patent and design law must wrestle with protecting digital versions of inventions and policing individualized manufacturing, how trademark law must confront the dissociation of design from manufacturing, and how patent and copyright law must be reconciled when digital versions of primarily utilitarian objects are concerned. With an even hand and keen insight, Osborn offers an innovation-centered analysis of and balanced response to the disruption caused by 3D printing that should be read by nonexperts and experts alike.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781316605349
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 346.73048
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 360g
Height: 228mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 15mm