Ultimaker files first patents, remains ‘committed’ to open source 3D printer development

Ultimaker files first patents, remains 'committed' to open source 3D printer development

Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has filed its first ever patents. The company says the patents are “defensive,” to protect against patent infringement lawsuits, and that it remains “100% committed to [its] open source ethos.” In what was always likely to be a contentious move, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker—historically a champion of open-source technologies—has filed its first patents. In a blog post published earlier this week, Ultimaker explained how it has filed the “defensive” patents in order to protect its intellectual property. “Quite simply, that means we’re filing patents on our inventions to prevent other companies from claiming them […]

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