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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?

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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.