USPTO to Host IP and 3D Printing Conference

Agency to host conference exploring the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property in 3D printing
Press Release

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

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public conference on the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property (IP) in 3D printing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

What: Conference on the Legal and Policy Considerations of Intellectual Property in 3D Printing

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Where: Madison Auditorium (Alexandria location)

USPTO Campus
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Who: Hear some of the leading voices in the field discuss IP law and policy in the context of this rapidly evolving technology.

Paul Banwatt, COO and general counsel at Matter and Form and the main contributor to the 3D printing law blog “Law in the Making”;

John Hornick, partner in Finnegan IP and author of 3D Printing Will Rock the World;

Ira Schwartz, a partner in Parker Schwartz, PLLC, judge pro tempore of the Arizona Superior Court, and a frequent lecturer on computer and Internet law and IP law;

Michael Weinberg, general counsel at Shapeways and author of It Will Be Awesome If They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology.

For more information, including registration details and program agenda, please visit the USPTO IP and 3D Printing Conference page.

For non-press inquiries, please contact Debbie Lee, (571) 272-9300 or email usptogipa@USPTO.GOV.

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