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* [http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151103-joshua-pearce-algorithm-for-obviousness-to-prevent-3d-printing-material-patents.html Joshua Pearce creates new algorithm for obviousness to prevent 3D printing material patents] - 3ders , [http://maker3dprinting.com/joshua-pearce-creates-new-algorithm-for-obviousness-to-prevent-3d-printing-material-patents/ Maker 3DPrinting]
* [http://3dprint.com/103675/3d-print-material-ip-algorithm/ Shots Fired: The 3D Printing Materials IP War Has Begun as Joshua Pearce Releases Algorithm for Obviousness] - 3DPrint, [http://3dprintingmagazine.net/shots-fired-the-3d-printing-materials-ip-war-has-begun-as-joshua-pearce-3dprint-com/ 3D Printing Magazine]
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With the development and commercialization of the recyclebot (plastic extruders that fabricate 3-D printing filament from recycled or virgin materials) and various syringe pump designs for self-replicating rapid prototypers (RepRaps), the material selection available for consumers who produce products using 3-D printers is expanding rapidly. This paper provides an open-source algorithm for identifying prior art for 3-D printing materials. Specifically this paper provides a new approach for determining obviousness in this technology area. The potential ramifications on both innovation and patent law in the 3-D printing technological space are discussed.


  • Rapid expansion of 3D-printing materials for consumers producing 3-D printed articles.
  • Open-source algorithm proposed for identifying prior art concerning 3-D printing materials.
  • Proposed algorithm narrows the search for 3-D printable materials with specific properties.
  • Prior art identified by proposed algorithm can invalidate innovation-restricting patents.
  • Potential ramifications on innovation and patent law in the 3-D printing discussed.


3-D printing; Additive manufacturing; Materials; 3-D printer filament; 3-D ink; Intellectual property; Prior art; Intellectual monopoly; Public domain; Open source; Open source materials; Libre

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How IP gets in the way of InnovationEdit

Advantages of Free and Open Source DevelopmentEdit

In the NewsEdit