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Richard Townshend

Grey matters in 3D printing IP protection

Jason Teng, partner and patent attorney at European IP law firm, Potter Clarkson discusses the grey areas around IP rights, infringement and enforceability in 3D printing. Read more

29 Dec 2019 14:00 Guest Column

Penn State University has announced it is to begin offering a course relating to legal issues through its Additive Manufacturing and Design graduate programme. Read more


Medtech and 3D Printing: Challenges and opportunities

Thomas Prock, German and European Patent Attorney at Marks & Clerk discusses the challenges around IP in the medtech space. Read more

4 Jan 2019 10:00 Guest Column

AMFG and LEO Lane are to combine their software capabilities in a bid to offer file security and IP protection solutions to users of additive manufacturing technology. Read more


Sidestepping the pitfalls: ensuring safe and secure additive manufacturing

Dr Lee-Bath Nelson, Co-Founder and VP Business at LEO Lane, discusses the risks in transitioning to additive manufacturing and how companies can overcome them. Read more

5 Nov 2018 10:36 Guest Column

Markforged has been cleared of any Intellectual Property infringement relating to Desktop Metal’s claims earlier this year. Read more


The industrialisation of 3D printing: Why companies must now especially protect their IP and data

Dr. Andreas Leupold on the importance of protecting intellectual property and data in additive manufacturing. Read more

20 Dec 2017 14:00 Guest Column

Thomas Prock, European Patent Attorney and Partner at Marks & Clerk, discusses how companies should navigate the tricky waters of intellectual property in this world of open sharing and 3D printing. Read more

Guest Blogs

Additive Industries MetalFAB1 machine for series production of functional metal 3D printed parts is now fully cleared with EOS IP. Read more


Ascribe service allows creators to gain ownership of their digital intellectual property whilst providing a platform for showcasing their work. Read more


3D printing titan Stratasys has successfully defended the validity of its patents for FDM 3D printing in a request made by Afinia. Read more


An IP summit has committed to cracking down on IP crime, with the Department for Business, Industry and Skills identifying 3D printing as an emerging technology to watch. Read more


Optomec Jet Aerosol Solar lab System


Optomec's IP portfolio for additive manufacturing increased by six patents last year to 35 in total. Read more


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Curventa and Siemens

The government has awarded 12 institutions with a total of £750,000 to help make their innovative ideas into a reality. Read more


EFF are using crowdsourcing website to question some 3D printing patents they believe will stifle innovation in the technology. Read more