3D printing and beyond: Intellectual property and regulation

Authors: Mendis, D., Lemley, M. and Rimmer, M.

Pages: 1-395

DOI: 10.4337/9781786434050


This ground-breaking and timely contribution is the first and most comprehensive edited collection to address the implications for Intellectual Property (IP) law in the context of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Providing a coverage of IP law in three main jurisdictions including the UK, USA and Australia. 3D Printing and Beyond brings together a team of distinguished IP experts and is an indispensable starting point for researchers with an interest in IP, emerging technologies and 3D printing.

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3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation

Editors: Mendis, D., Lemley, M. and Rimmer, M.

Pages: 1-432

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishers

Place of Publication: Cheltenham, UK

ISBN: 978 1 78643 404 3


This edited book will consider the legal and intellectual property (IP) implications relating to 3D printing and emerging technologies from the perspective of UK, USA and Australia.

The book, which will be presented in two parts, aims to provide an in-depth consideration of the intellectual property implications of 3D printing in Part I, before moving on to a consideration of the legal and intellectual property challenges posed by future and emerging technologies in Part II. As such, the book will set out some of the most pressing challenges for intellectual property in the present times, as a result of 3D printing before moving on to a consideration of the future by discussing not only intellectual property, but also other legal challenges (i.e., contractual, privacy, ethical issues) as a result of emerging technologies with the focus kept firmly on the three chosen jurisdictions.


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