Please join Hogan Lovells' Education, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Regulatory lawyers for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, February 2 discussing 3D Printing and how it affects educational institutions.
3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a rapidly developing technology that has already found numerous applications. In particular, 3D printing technology has allowed for advancement and customization of both medical devices and drug products. It is also disrupting the traditional chain of development and production of life sciences products.
These changes bring with them a broad spectrum of implications for cutting-edge legal issues – impacting intellectual property and government regulation and enforcement.
Topics covered during this webinar will include:
- Intellectual property issues relating to copyrightable and trade secret CAD files, patent eligibility, and the assertion of patent infringement.
- Status of current regulation of 3D printed devices and drug products in the U.S., proposals for new regulation, and regulatory challenges posed moving forward.
- Litigation and enforcement risks, including both private litigation exposure and the potential for U.S. government investigations and enforcement actions involving false claims and misbranding, oversight over the manufacturing process, and product adulteration.
- Questions and Answers