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Intellectual Property Rights and Emerging Technology
3D Printing in China

ISBN 9780367587529
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

3D printing poses many challenges to the traditional law of intellectual property (IP). This book develops a technical method to help overcome some of these legal challenges and difficulties. This is a collection of materials from empirical interviews, workshops and publications that have been carried out in one of the world's leading research projects into the legal impact of 3D printing. The project was designed to establish what legal challenges 3D printing companies thought they faced, and having done that, to establish a technical framework for a solution.

Table of Contents


Part One

1 . A holistic approach towards intellectual property rights

2 . the relationship between law and technology

3 . the impact of 3D printing upon privacy

Part Two - Transcripts

4. Issues of IP regarding 3DP

5. 3D printing and the Law

6. the project and its context.

7. the use of materials in 3DP and development of regulation

8. biomedical 3DP biotechnology devices and related legal issues

9. 3DP in education science

Part Three

10. the operation of the automated technical licensing system

11. the impact upon the supply chain

12. project impact in relation to the development of watermarking technologies


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Hing Kai Chan is Professor of Operations Management at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.

Dr Hui Leng Choo is a Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

Dr Onyeka Osuji is a Reader in Law at the University of Essex.

James Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter.