Joshua Pearce creates new algorithm for obviousness to prevent 3D printing material patents

Joshua Pearce creates new algorithm for obviousness to prevent 3D printing material patents

Intellectual property law and patents are a double-edged sword and a highly touchy subject in the 3D printing industry. While in many technological areas, patents are seen as encouraging innovation, preventing competing companies from simply ripping off each other’s inventions. However, there is a growing body of evidence that when too broadly applied, intellectual property law (IP) actually stifles innovation. Nowhere is this clearer than in 3D printing—though the […]