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3-D Printing Patents Come Under Fire

An organization called the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which works to protect small businesses and entrepreneurs by seeking to block or reverse patents by larger corporations of things that shouldn't be patentable, is going after some of Stratasys' (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) and Panasonic's (NASDAQOTH: PCRFY  ) patents related to 3-D printing. In the following video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos tells investors which patents may be at risk, and how investors should think of this conflict in terms of their investing theses in this space.

3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell the stock today. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

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  • Report this Comment On April 17, 2013, at 5:49 PM, lild1011 wrote:

    I'm so SICK of seeing "3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation." EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU WRITE ANYTHING about the company! The stock is WELL OFF the highs and looking FORWARD, it's NOWHERE NEAR a "dizzying" valuation!!! How about using some new words instead of just copying and pasting the SAME THING every time?!?!

  • Report this Comment On April 17, 2013, at 7:35 PM, pollution1 wrote:

    Agree, its f#%*ing annoying. These guys are Fools.

  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 7:05 PM, alec920c wrote:

    This article is about a threat to patents held by SSYS and PC. The part about 3D systems is just an ad.

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