Many people believe 3D printing will disrupt supply chains and force companies to change their business models. But how, exactly? In an informative and lively presentation, John Hornick - an internationally recognized thought leader in this space -- will use a fictional company, ZeframWD, inventor of the warp drive in the year 2063, to illustrate how 3D printing may affect business models and supply chains of large companies, particularly those that rely on selling parts for profit.
Speaker Biography (John Hornick)
John is an IP counselor and litigator based in Finnegan's Washington DC headquarters. Based on 30+ years of experience, he has litigated close to 100 IP cases. John founded Finnegan's 3D Printing Working Group and advises clients about the IP issues of 3D printing, and how it may affect their businesses. John frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space. His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he writes a column for 3D Printing World. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which will be the basis of a report to Congress). John is a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award.
Company Profile (Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP)
Finnegan is dedicated to advancing the ideas and discoveries that drive businesses around the world. From offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, our more than 350 professionals work with leading corporations and innovators to protect, advocate, and leverage their most important intellectual property assets. Our diverse client base covers a range of industries and technologies, including 3D printing and additive manufacturing, electrical components, medical devices, robotics, consumer products, computer technologies, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and industrial manufacturing. Finnegan delivers sophisticated legal strategies to help clients, including those who use additive manufacturing for rapid prototyping or end-product manufacturing to protect, advocate, and leverage their innovative technologies and valuable IP assets. www.finnegan.com