November 12, 2015
“Attorneys Note Legal Issues for 3D Printing of Drugs,” Bloomberg BNA, November 12, 2015
Leanne M. Rakers, an attorney with Harness, Dickey & Pierce in St. Louis, told Bloomberg BNA Oct. 22 that 3D printing will allow pharmacists, hospitals and others to print drugs and being able to enforce patents will become difficult since the patented drug product will be harder to identify.
“The main intellectual property issue is being able to identify and enforce,” Rakers said. “If you can’t identify and enforce, then it makes patent law pretty much obsolete. There are going to have to be new ways to keep up with this technology.”