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June 26, 2015 / Media Mention

Marty Miller weighs in on IP implications of 3-D printing

Attorney Marty Miller contributed comments in an article in Cincy Magazine on the issues posed by additive manufacturing, a process of making a three-dimensional solid object from a digital file by layering material. The process, also known as 3-D printing, offers opportunities for consumers, but it also presents problems for holders of patents, copyrights and trademarks. “With the decreased barriers to market entry and the ease of copying using 3-D printing technology, there is an increased need to obtain patent protection, not only for the complete product, but also for component parts in some instances,” Miller said in the article.