A project exploring the ‘Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing’ was awarded by the European Commission to the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) in April 2018.
The project led by Co-Director of CIPPM, Professor Dinusha Mendis (Principal Investigator), also includes CIPPM members, Dr. Julie Robson (Co-Investigator), Dr. Marc Mimler (Member of Advisory Board), Dr. Sally Weston (Member of Advisory Board) and Mr. Dukki Hong (Research Assistant).
Apart from members of CIPPM, this one-year project also includes partners from UK (University of Glasgow; Added Scientific Ltd), Austria (Technopolis Group), Finland (University of Lapland) and Germany (Boehmert & Boehmert).
The project aims to provide an overview of the past and current industrial applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in selected sectors whilst identifying potential challenges and opportunities in need of clarification. In essence, the Study will aim to formulate a clear picture of the Intellectual Property (IP) framework that could enhance the competitiveness of the AM sector in Europe.