Companies in a variety of industries have the opportunity to benefit from additive manufacturing or 3-D printing. This includes traditional manufacturing, life sciences, and consumer products. PatentPC’s integrated team assists clients in addressing IP issues associated with 3-D printing across all technical, legal, and industry disciplines.
International Data Corporation predicts that 3-D printing will become a $30 billion industry in the near future. This is based on a compound annual growth rate of more than 22% over the next five years. The potential exists for trademarks and proprietary designs to be reproduced or manufactured in consumer 3-D printers. At the enterprise level, however, 3-D printing has great promise for a variety of human endeavors. The intellectual property challenges and opportunities are increasing exponentially, with the potential to transform industries from automobile parts to batteries to bio-printed organs and tissue.
PatentPC has the expertise and resources necessary to tackle the challenges of additive manufacturing and take advantage of the many opportunities that the technology offers. Our lawyers, patent agents, technical specialists, and technical specialists are experts in a variety of fields related to additive manufacturing. These include materials science, engineering, computer science and software, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, and material science. To maximize your potential in additive manufacturing, we invite you to get involved with our 3-D printing group.