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D. Mendis, D. Secchi and P. Reeves – A Legal and Empirical Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing

D. Mendis, D. Secchi and P. Reeves, A Legal and Empirical Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing (London: Intellectual Property Office; 2015)

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This is the the Executive Summary drawn from a two-party study commissioned and funded by out for the UK Intellectual Property Office and authored by Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Dr. Davide Secchi (Southern University Denmark) and Dr. Phil Reeves (Stratasys Consulting Ltd; formerly Econolyst Ltd).

The Executive Summary reports the purpose, scope, methodology and key findings from two complementary studies on the intellectual property implications of 3D printing. The two Studies provide for an overarching empirical and legal analysis into the current position of 3D printing. Particularly it offers new data and findings on the exploration of online platforms dedicated to 3D printing as well as its impact in selected industries.

The Executive Summary details the findings of the research, conclusions and recommendations for the UK Government; Online Platforms and Industry.