29 July 2020Gemma McGeough and Josh Miller

3D printing: a recipe for business success and increased IP management

A report, “ Patents and additive manufacturing – Trends in 3D printing technologies”, published by the  European Patent Office (EPO) on 13 July shows  a significant rise in the volume of additive manufacturing (AM) patent applications over the past decade. The UK has been revealed to be the second largest European contributor to AM innovation, accounting for 5% of all AM patent applications at the EPO.

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