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Manufacture of stairlifts on the rise as boomers age

Ellen Degeneres showcases an Acorn Stairlift on her talk show - image courtesy of Ellen and Youtube
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Tim Brown
For the past half century, everyone knew that there would come a day when that baby boomer population would become seniors with special needs. The fear was always what these needs would do to the economy, but there is a whole other side to the issue and that is what those needs could do for an economy.

Will Amazon 3D printing trucks revolutionise logistics?

Amazon's 3D printing truck patent diagram 2 - image courtesy of US Patent & Trademark Office
On 19 February, Amazon filed a patent application in respect of the equipping of trucks with 3D printers so that products can be printed on-demand, whether en route to the customer or at a customer’s doorstep. Cerys Wyn Davies, partner of Pinsent Masons LLP looks at the potential impact of this method of product delivery. 

Is your intellectual property at risk from 3D printing?

3D printing

High-value manufacturers may need to extend their intellectual property (IP) protection to guard against commercial competition from online file sharers and the growing number of suppliers with 3D printing capabilities, argues Richard Worthington – patent attorney & senior associate at Withers & Rogers.