Emerging technologies, like 3D scanners and 3D printers, enable designers and manufacturers to be more flexible in their processes. They have helped achieve rapid prototyping with greatly reduced expenses. However, they’ve also created new avenues for people to take the intellectual property of creators and then distribute infringing, digital models.
Attorney Robert Katz, A/IDSA, takes a closer look at how designers can use intellectual property (design patents, utility patents, trademarks and copyrights) to protect their work from virtual design theft. It also will provide helpful tips on how to best protect innovation under IP laws in view of rapidly changing technology areas.