3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry and beyond. Chambliss clients not only have attorneys with strong legal skills at their disposal – some of our attorneys also hold engineering degrees.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is an emerging technology that is disrupting numerous industries. Chambliss attorneys routinely advise additive manufacturers in areas such as business formation and structure, financing and fundraising, intellectual property protection, product liability, and litigation and risk assessment.
Chambliss takes a proactive approach with our clients to ensure they understand the impact 3D printing and additive manufacturing has on their business. We also advise clients that utilize additive manufacturing at the core of their business model. While 3D printing provides many positive benefits, there are variables that require close evaluation. 3D printed products are susceptible to defects much like traditionally manufactured products. This creates opportunity for potential product liability and indemnity claims at any stage of the production process. Intellectual property enforcement and protection is another area of importance. Chambliss attorneys not only have the legal background to evaluate risk, members of our team also have engineering backgrounds and are registered patent attorneys. Our attorneys understand the technical aspects of this unique manufacturing process, along with the laws that apply and affect it. Our patent attorneys are among the first in Tennessee to obtain patent protection for an additive manufacturer.