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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

P&G among Others Lead Patents in 3D Printing

Was unaware that my former employer, P&G, was so involved in the patenting, innovation and use of 3D printing capabilities:

Future of 3D Printing Is in U.S., Europe Patenting
By Susan Decker; Ryan Beene
July 14, 2020

A study by the European Patent Office (EPO) found that the U.S. and Europe are spearheading innovation in three-dimensional (3D) printing, which is the fastest-growing technology field. The agency determined that established multinationals like General Electric, Airbus, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble are producing the majority of 3D printing-related patents. However, 20% of new 3D printing-related European patents are owned by small companies, and another 10% by universities; top patent recipients among research institutions include Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California. EPO's Antonio Campino said the boom in 3D printing reflects the rapid growth of digital technologies overall.  ... "

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