Finnegan is well equipped with the skills and experience to help companies prepare for the effects of 3D printing, by protecting and respecting IP rights. Additive manufacturing cuts across virtually all technologies and all types of IP. The multidisciplinary nature of 3D printing demands professionals with technological breadth, as well as mastery of the interplay between this technology and the IP laws. In addition to Finnegan’s legal experience in the complex field of IP, our attorneys have expertise in a wide array of technologies, including electrical and computer, materials science, industrial manufacturing, mechanical engineering, software, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, the Internet, and other related fields. Nearly 80 of our professionals hold doctoral degrees and nearly 100 have Master of Science degrees in these highly complex disciplines. Many have also previously had successful careers as engineers, research scientists, patent examiners, and in-house counsel.
This breadth and depth uniquely positions us to help our clients navigate the complex technical and legal issues of 3D printing. Because of our ability to combine science and legal analysis, we can provide guidance that ultimately results in strong, defensible, and enforceable IP, and effective strategies for defending and enforcing it.
Finnegan understands the potentially disruptive nature of 3D printing, the need of companies to determine how this technology may affect them, the demands of investors and shareholders to generate value, and the importance of securing early and meaningful IP protection. We have advised 3D printer makers, digital design exchanges, materials companies, and government policymakers. From educating clients on the effects of 3D printing technologies to developing tailored IP strategies, we provide a full range of services to our clients.
Finnegan attorneys have secured, analyzed, commercialized, enforced, and/or defended the IP assets of clients in virtually every technology area associated with 3D printing.