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3D Printing and Intellectual Property Futures

  title={3D Printing and Intellectual Property Futures},
  author={Thomas Birtchnell and Angela Daly and Thierry Rayna and Ludmila Striukova},
  journal={IO: Productivity},
This report contains socio-legal research conducted on the relationship between 3D printing and intellectual property (IP) at the current point in time and in potential future scenarios, through the use of horizon-scanning methods in six countries — China, France, India, Russia, Singapore and the UK - to build a rich picture of this issue, comprising both developed and emerging economies.<br><br>In our project, we have collected valuable information ‘from the ground’ on the past and present of… Expand
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  • T. Berger
  • Engineering
  • 3D Printing and Beyond
  • 2019
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