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New Dimensions: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Laws

BY LISA EBENSTEIN — Three dimensional (“3D”) printing has been around since the 1980s, but only recently has the technology become readily available.  3D printing is a process of making a three dimensional solid object from a digital model.  3D printing works by using additive processes, which involve joining successive layers of 2D patterns created […]

Apple v. Samsung: Reinventing The Wheel

BY FREDDI MACK — “Reinventing the wheel” is a common idiom connoting unnecessary or redundant developments.   But when is “reinvention” of a product considered unlawful copying, and when is it considered a valid exercise of fair-market competition? While this theme permeated the landmark Apple v. Samsung trial, the verdict ultimately came down to a test of […]