Designs and Compass

Appeals Court Rules On the Transmission of 3D Files

 International Trade Commission cannot stop digital blueprints of physical objects from being imported into the U.S. The underlying issues relevant to 3D printing have not been decided, including whether digital blueprints are articles of manufacture, and therefore patentable; whether the creation, sale, importation, or transmission of digital blueprints can infringe patents; and questions related to the scanning, transmission, and printing of physical objects.
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