3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, creates a wide range of opportunities and threats for companies across a wide range of industries — traditional manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products, automotive and more. Sterne Kessler's integrated team helps clients address the IP challenges associated with 3-D printing across the full range of technical, industry and legal disciplines.
International Data Corporation forecasts 3-D printing revenues will grow at a compounded annual rate of over 22% for the next five years — becoming a $30 billion industry by the early 2020s. Consumer 3-D printers will create the potential for proprietary designs and trademarks to be manufactured or reproduced in people's homes. Meanwhile, at the enterprise level, 3-D printing holds tremendous promise across a wide range of human endeavors. With the potential to transform industries ranging from automotive parts to batteries to bio-printed organs and tissues, the intellectual property opportunities and challenges are growing exponentially.
Sterne Kessler has a team with the experience needed to address additive manufacturing challenges and capitalize on the tremendous opportunities the technology creates. Our attorneys, patent agents, and technical specialists have deep technical expertise in the diverse fields that are important in additive manufacturing, including materials science; engineering; computer science and software; biotechnology; nanotechnology; and robotics. Sterne Kessler has over 50 legal professionals with Ph.D.s in these sciences.
We invite you to engage with our 3-D printing team to capitalize on your opportunities in the world of additive manufacturing.