Fatima Ghilassene / Research Officer, Intellectual Property Observatory, INPI (National Institute for Industrial Property, France)

Last updated on profile page : December 22nd, 2014

BIO

A lawyer by training, Fatima Ghilassene is a research officer at the Intellectual Property Observatory in INPI (Institut national de la propriété industrielle, France's National Institute for Industrial Property).

She holds a Master 2 in Enterprise and Contract Law and is currently training at CEIPI Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Center of International Studies in Intellectual Property, Strasbourg).

In Sept. 2014, INPI published her report on the economic impact and legal stakes of 3D printing (in French : L’impression 3D, impacts économiques et enjeux juridiques).

By Fatima Ghilassene on Paris Innovation Review

Les technologies de la fabrication 3D ne sont pas une nouveauté. Ce qui est nouveau, c'est leur accessibilité croissante avec la commercialisation de machines de petite taille à un prix abordable. Cette démocratisation fascine et inquiète créateurs et acteurs politiques. Parfois présentée comme le vecteur d'une troisième révolution industrielle, l'impression 3D soulève des questions quant au respect des droits de propriété intellectuelle qu'elle risque de fragiliser. Des solutions techniques et juridiques peuvent accompagner l'expansion de son utilisation. Mais un changement de paradigme s'impose.
3D printer manufacturing technologies are not new, but what is new is increasing accessibility that follows suit to marketing of small printers at affordable prices. This democratization both fascinates and worries creators and designers as well as decision makers. Often described as the vector for a 3rd industrial revolution, 3D printing, however, does raise questions when it comes to intellectual property rights that the technology may undermine. Certain already existing technical and legal solutions could accompany more extensive use. Nonetheless, there will necessarily be a change in paradigm.

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