On February 9th, Riveles Wahab partner Kaiser Wahab participated in a panel entitled “3D Printing in a 2D Legal Landscape” hosted by Legal Hackers. The panel examined issues in the 3D printing from three perspectives:

1) the current legal landscape and how it may impact consumer 3D printing, such as IP, product liability, food and drug, and controlled substance/items laws;
2) current efforts at making 3D printing a legitimate fixture in the consumer realm; and
3) minor and bold solutions to avoid a fractured legal framework for consumer 3D printing, ranging from IP and tort overhaul to mandatory licensing schemes.

The other panelists included Zachary Lichaa from 3D Hubs and Jeff Trexler, an attorney, writer, and professor. A recording of the event is below, courtesy of the Internet Society New York Chapter: