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Patrick Comerford

BM10299: What Makers Need to Know About 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Legal Issues

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn about the legal issues presented by 3DP/AM and the historic and established analyses of legal theory
  • Discover how 3DP/AM can actually present new opportunities that make products and ideas safer and more reliable
  • Share your experiences and knowledge with your trade industry groups and regulators
  • Learn how to focus on your partner contracts and business relationships now to define the roles for the future

Description

Description

There are numerous intellectual property, products liability, regulatory, insurance, and contractual issues that 3D printing and additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) create. This will be a panel discussion between actual manufacturers, designers, lawyers, and consumers coming together to discuss the process, the issues, the new chain of commerce, the benefits, and the concerns presented by the new world of 3DP/AM.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Design, Quality Assurance and Safety Engineers, Risk Managers and In House, CFOs and GCs

Speakers

Speakers

Patrick Comerford

Patrick Comerford is a seasoned litigator and counselor with broad experience representing commercial airlines, industrial manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and insurers in all aspects of litigation. He formed the Advanced Manufacturing Practice Group at McCarter & English, LLP. He has been a leader in the additive manufacturing/3D printing legal field as a speaker, author, and advisor since 2011. He counseled software clients through the implementation of the country’s first 3D scan / 3D print kiosk service for a major national retailer. Patrick is a member of the Committee on Additive Manufacturing for the American Society for Testing and Materials. He has presented on legal issues surrounding additive manufacturing / 3D printing for International Trademark Association; American Bar Association; Autodesk, Inc.; Stratasys, Ltd.; Santa Clara Law Review; GSMI Professional Conferences; Carnegie Mellon University; and University of Connecticut. And he will be presenting at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium at University of Texas at Austin in August 2015.

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Published

  • 2015
  • BM10299
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Autodesk 360
  • 123D

Industry

  • General Manufacturing

Topics

  • 3D Printing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
  • Business Management
  • AutoCAD and General Design