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Friday, January 31, 2014

Symposium to Illuminate Legal Issues Posed by 3D Printing Technology

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How will regulatory bodies address printable organs, medical devices, guns, and aircraft? What are the implications for patent and copyright law?

"The Legal Dimension of 3d Printing," a symposium presented by the Hastings Law Journal, is set to address these questions and more on Friday, February 21, 8am to 5pm, at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

The symposium will open with a welcome by UC Hastings Provost & Academic Dean Elizabeth Hillman, followed by a presentation on the “State of the Technology” by UC Hastings’ Charles Belle, Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation Law, and Research Director for the Privacy and Technology Project.

Two panels will address “Regulating 3d Printing: How to Impose Limits on the Theoretically Limitless” and “Keeping Guns Off the Streets by Keeping Them Out of Printers,” plus a keynote address by Mark Lemley, director of the Stanford University program in Law, Science & Technology.

Panel I: Regulating 3d Printing: How to Impose Limits on the Theoretically Limitless
Moderator: Reuel Schiller, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law

  • Marsha Cohen, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Keith Murphy, Chairman, CEO and President of Organovo
  • Kai Peters, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP
  • Andrew Hessel, Autodesk Distinguished Researcher

Panel II: Keeping Guns Off the Streets by Keeping Them Out of Printers
Moderator: Brian Pascal, Research Fellow, UC Hastings Privacy and Technology Project

  • Rory Little, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Espen Sivertsen, CEO of Type A Machines
  • Deven Desai, Professor Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Chris Conley, Policy Attorney, ACLU of Northern California

Learn More & RSVP

More information available at https://uchastings.webconnex.com/hlj3dprinting.

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About Hastings Law Journal

UC Hastings' oldest law review, the Hastings Law Journal has contributed to the advancement of knowledge in legal thinking through scholarly articles written by experts in the legal community. An occasional issue is devoted to a law symposium. Publishes six issues per yearly volume: Publication months are now November, December, February, March, May and June.

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