The patenting of bioprinting techniques to make tissues and organs has quietly been going on for more than a decade. Anyone seeking to develop a product or service based upon bioprinting must be concerned about the patent landscape.

In this chapter in the reference series 3D Printing and Biofabrication, Robert Esmond, Ph.D. and Deborah Sterling, Ph.D. discuss the various options available to protect the different aspects of bioprinting.

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