USPTO to Host Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting

Press Release

CONTACT: (Media Only)
Patrick Ross or Paul Fucito
(571) 272-8400 or or

Washington - The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host an Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting Wednesday, July 8, 2015 on the Alexandria campus. Additive manufacturing, sometimes called "3D printing," refers to a group of new technologies that create objects from 3D computer models, usually by joining thin materials, layer upon layer. The meeting will serve as a forum for sharing ideas, experiences, and insights between individual users and representatives from the USPTO.

Additive manufacturing is used in the fields of jewelry, footwear, architecture, engineering and construction, automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, and many others.

What:    Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting

When:   July 8, 2015 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET

Who:   Speaker will include:

Peer Munck, CEO and Founder of 3Discovered

Marcus Worsley, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Blake Johnson, Princeton University

Dwight Dart, University of Virginia

Where: USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium

  600 Dulany Street

  Alexandria, VA 22314

Space is limited and registration will be done on a first-come first-served basis.  Please RSVP by e-mail to  or by telephone to Jill Warden at (571) 272-1267 or Veronica Ewald at (571) 272-8519 to confirm your attendance. 

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