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3D printing and patents law: A balance of rights and obligations
journal contributionposted on 07.04.2020, 00:00 by Olasupo OwoeyeOlasupo Owoeye, M Adewale
The article examines 3D printing technology and how it affects intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on patents. It highlights the benefits and gains that the technology offers as well as the economic and legal challenges that attend its emergence. It argues that 3D printing is a disruptive technology that calls for fresh insights on balancing the rights of patent holders and the need to promote technological advancement.