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December 17, 2015

Potential Patenting Challenges for 3D Printed Organs

A Review of Recent Court Decisions Provides Insight into Patent Eligibility of 3D Organs

Potential Patenting Challenges for 3D Printed Organs

As 3D organs become more advanced and more like real organs, patenting will become more complex. [Crystal Eye Studio/Shutterstock]

The intellectual property protection of 3D organs may eventually prove harder than the science itself By way of over-simplified background, 3D organs are created through bioprinting using a 3D bioprinter Specifically, a blueprint of an organ is created and uploaded into the 3D bioprinter, and then the bioprinter deposits bio-ink ...

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