Law, business and 3D Printing?

2017-11-22 15:00:00 2017-11-22 16:15:00 Europe/Helsinki Law, business and 3D Printing? Welcome to the launch seminar of the world's first book to discuss 3D printing from the perspectives of law, economics, engineering, technology, and policy. Maarintie 6, 02150, Espoo

Welcome to the launch seminar of the world's first book to discuss 3D printing from the perspectives of law, economics, engineering, technology, and policy.

22.11.2017 / 15:00 - 16:15
Seminar hall A116, Open Innovation House, Maarintie 6, 02150, Espoo, FI

Wednesday 22 November at 15-16.15 at Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo

3D printing is about to enter the mainstream, and lower processing costs have led to the increasing dispersion and availability of this technology, raising unprecedented challenges for intellectual property experts, as well as businesses and policy makers.

The book, 3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation – Insights from Law and Technology, raises awareness on 3D printing technology from the perspectives of IP law, business and policy.  It collects views of 25 legal, technical and business experts in 16 articles, and proposes academically and practically valuable solutions to some of the most urgent challenges that the technology poses in the context of business, IP law and policy.

The book has its origins in research conducted as part of a multidisciplinary project entitled Additive Manufacturing and Innovation: Technical, Economic, Legal, and Policy Related Aspects of Rising Technologies, a collaborative academic study financed by Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

The book was edited by Dr. Rosa Ballardini and Professors Marcus Norrgård and Jouni Partanen.

Welcome to the launch event

Venue: Seminar hall A116, Open Innovation House, Aalto University, Maarintie 6, 02150 Espoo

Date and time: Wednesday 22 November at 15.00-16.15


15.00 Welcoming words/ Eero Eloranta, Vice President of Education, Aalto University

15.05 3D Printing in growth and renewal of the technology industry/ Laura Juvonen/Director, Teknologiateollisuus

15.15 Renewal of Manufacturing/ Matti Säynätjoki, Director, TEKES

15.25 IPRs and 3D Printing/ Professor Marcus Norrgård, University of Helsinki

15.35 IPRs Exceptions and Limitations: the Case of 3D Printing, Senior Lecturer Rosa Maria Ballardini, University of Lapland

15.45 Current and Future Business Models for 3D Printing Applications, Post-Doctoral Researcher Iñigo Flores Ituarte, Aalto University

15.55 Discussion and closing words

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Rosa Ballardini, Senior Lecturer in IP Law at the University of Lapland/School of Law

Marcus Norrgård, Professor of Law at the University of Helsinki, Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies
Jouni Partanen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Aalto University


Mikko Antikainen, teacher and doctoral candidate, Jyväskylä University

Dhanay Cadillo Chandler, senior research fellow, University of Turku

William Cass, Of counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP

Sergei Chekurov, doctoral candidate, Aalto University

Iñigo Flores Ituarte, post-doctoral research fellow, Aalto University

Petteri Günther, ICT & IP lawyer, Lexia Attorneys

Kan He, candidate for Dr.jur., University of Munich

Daniël Jongsma, doctoral student, Hanken School of Economics

Miia-Mari Kasi, law student, University of Helsinki

Siavash H. Khajavi, doctoral student, Aalto University

Nari Lee, professor of intellectual property law, Hanken School of Economics

Marc Mimler, lecturer, Bournemouth University

Timo Minssen, professor of biotechnology law, University of Copenhagen

Ana Nordberg, postdoctoral researcher, University of Copenhagen

Max Oker-Blom, adjunct professor, Hanken School of Economics

Taina Pihlajarinne, professor of copyright law, University of Helsinki

Mika Salmi, research director, Aalto University

Jens Schovsbo, professor of intellectual property law, University of Copenhagen

Viveca Still, government copyright counsellor, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

Jukka Tuomi, research director, Aalto University

Michael Weinberg, general counsel, Shapeways

Liguo Zhang, postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki

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