Speaking Engagement

The Road Ahead: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Law

Palo Alto Area Bar Association

11 Mar 2015 11:45 a.m. - 01:45 p.m.

Morrison and Foerster LLP
755 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

3D Printing has emerged as one of the most disruptive technologies and its impact on our commercial and personal lives has yet to be measured.

On the one hand, personalization will improve technology across industries, from automotive to medical to recreational. On the other hand, moving mass produced products under personal control will greatly challenge what properties businesses and innovators will be able to develop and control.

  • Can protecting IP rights be balanced with the ability to innovate?
  • Will IP still act as an incentive to innovate in the 3D Printing space?
  • Will our laws rise to the challenge or do we need to redefine our rights -- will open technology concepts further expand?
  • How do we counsel clients who want to protect their rights and clients who want to innovate?

The panel included two experts in this cutting edge field: Morrison Foerster IP Attorney and Partner, Rudy Y. Kim and John Suh, Executive Director and Head of Office of Hyundai Ventures.



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