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Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg is Acting Co-President at Public Knowledge, a nonprofit advocacy group that represents consumers on technology issues in Washington, DC. He is also also the author of a number of whitepapers including It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology and What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing? Follow him @MWeinbergPK

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DJI Phanton Quadcopter. Image from flickr user Adam Meek.

Public Knowledge's Michael Weinberg translates the key legal principles regarding digital files, 3D printing, and intellectual property and breaks it down from a US legal perspective. Read more »

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The thing about a big disruptive technology is that it disrupts some people who like the way things are. And, eventually, every big disruption starts to catch the attention of the government. Read more »

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Unrestricted 3D scans from Uncle Sam. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a memorandum directing federal agencies to develop a plan in the next six months to make their scientific collections publicly available. It's the first step towards creating a central repository of all of... Read more »

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Today, Afinia took another big shot at Stratasys’ 3D printing patents. In its amended response, Afinia attempted to bolster its claim in three ways: with further evidence that Stratasys was using its patents to monopolize the market, with evidence that Stratasys failed to show the Patent Office one of its... Read more »

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Afinia challenges the validity of all four of the patents that Stratasys accuses them of infringing. Read more »

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Earlier this week Stratasys, a longtime fixture in the commercial/industrial 3D printing world and recent purchaser of desktop printer company Makerbot, announced that it was filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Microboards Technology, LLC, the company behind the Afinia H-Series 3D printer. This lawsuit is a big deal that could... Read more »