3D Printing and Scanning SIG Event: How will 3D Printing & Intellectual Property co-exist?



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    3D Printing SIG Sponsored by Murgitroyd & Company


    6:30PM – 7PM  - Registration & Networking

    7PM – 7:10PM - Announcements & Introductions

    7:10PM – 7:20PM - TBC (Small company Pitch)

    7:20PM – 8PM - The Intellectual Property Landscape of 3D Printing
    Michael Mount, Attorney at Law, & Patrick Reilly, Patent Attorney and CEO & founder of Intellectual Property Society

    8PM – 8:30PM - Q&A

    8:30PM – 9PM - Networking


    Michael Mount, Attorney at Law

    Michael Mount’s transactional legal practice is focused on copyright law and licensing, especially as they relate to digital technology, the Internet, the Cloud, Out-Sourcing, Open-Source, and university and corporate cooperative research agreements.

    Before becoming an attorney in 1995, Mr. Mount spent almost 20 years as a television production executive in Los Angeles, producing half-hour comedies for network television. His television credits include such well-known shows as All in the Family, Sanford, One Day at a Time, the Bob Hope Show, Gimme a Break and Bagdad Cafe. In 1996, Mr. Mount served as the Executive in Charge of Business Affairs for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

    A U.C. Berkeley alum, Mr. Mount has spoken on issues related to the law and the entertainment industry at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. He is a member of the California State Bar (Intellectual Property Law Section), the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the Directors Guild of America.

    Tonight Mr. Mount will be speaking about Copyright and how it can and cannot protect the elements of 3-D Printing, the unsettled state of the current law, and what needs to be done to create a dependable and predictable legal frame work for 3-D Printing going forward.

    Patrick Reilly, Tech Futures Group

    Patrick Reilly, Esq.  is an intellectual property ("IP") consultant with the TECH FUTURES GROUP, the founder of Intellectual Property Society, Associate Publisher of the Personal Data Journal and a practicing IP attorney.  His law practice encompasses patent prosecution, creative rights management, IP issues of start-up formation, trademark prosecution and assertion, copyright protection and assertion, and trade secret policy.  Patrick has a special commitment to encourage civic engagement with the evolution of intellectual property law, personal data rights and Internet identity.  He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Russian Language Studies, and has earned a BS in Sociology from the State University of New York, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo and a JD from Concord Law School. patrick is a member of the U.S. Patent Bar and the California State Bar.  


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    Octave System (www.octave.com)

    Octave is a 29 year old California Corporation that has been through several cycles of technical innovation. Starting with laser printer controllers then clone PCs to CD/DVD Duplicators and for the past two and a half years concentrating on the exciting field of 3D Printers.

    Based in Silicon Valley, Octave spans the globe with offices and affiliates in Washington State, New York, London, Sydney and Shenzhen. We caused the Afinia 3D printer to evolve from the Delta Micro (Beijing) UP! printer. We took the product from a hobbyist machine to the viable commercial product which is proving itself today.

    Not resting on our laurels we are in the process of co-developing a second generation machine that will be announced in July 2013.