Intellectual Property Magazine

By: Kari Barnes and J. Rick Taché

Additive manufacturing, along with artificial intelligence, is anticipated to be the next industrial revolution. As with previous industrial revolutions, the transition to additive manufacturing may impact every aspect of daily life. However, unlike previous industrial revolutions, additive manufacturing includes the real possibility of fundamental changes to key legal precepts, necessitated by major disruptions to and the refinement of the existing manufacturing and distribution chain.