Re: [diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication] Re: patents? You haven't seen anything yet...
- Boman33 wrote:
>Really, only what the judge and jury think about the arguments given make
> And you are right, it does not do any good to argue about it. We each
> have our own opinion and it is up to other people to be careful
any difference, the rest is speculation. And, suits often turn out to have
a big surprise. Unfortunately, we may be lucky to even have an answer
by the end of 2013 on this one.
- Kenneth Lerman wrote:
>The specific patent they refer to by number deals with some kind of
> One thing I noticed in the complaint was a section saying that there
> was no non-infringing use of the allegedly infringing device. Since
> the patent under discussion seems to relate to exposure for supports,
> it is clear that making objects that don't require support would be a
> non-infringing use.
of the resin to support overhangs. I'm not sure if that partially
hardened stuff is later
dissolved, scraped away, or hardens completely later. But, it seems to
a very specific concept that I doubt formlabs is using. So, at least to
it is not dealing with ordinary support structures, but something more
to support overhangs WITHOUT dedicated support structure from the bottom
up. This directing the court to a SPECIFIC patent, while only mentioning
that there are others, might be enough to scotch the whole suit. (I
but I'm NOT a lawyer.)