Ask a Fool: How Will Patent Expiry Affect 3D Systems?

In this video as part of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a question from a Fool reader, who writes: "What are your thoughts on 3D Systems' (NYSE: DDD  ) patent expiry and the potential impact on the company? This will effectively open the doors of competition to new players right?" Blake mentions that this is in reference to US Pat 4,575,330, the full history of which can be found in an article here. Blake breaks down for investors 3D Systems' patent history, and the technical details behind the most important patents involved here. He also discusses how the company will be affected once these patent expiries come to pass.

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  • Report this Comment On February 01, 2014, at 8:39 AM, 1297US12 wrote:

    This guy is very hard to understand, he talks to fast and should take the gum out of his mouth.

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    He speaks to fast for me also . He needs to slow down .Some of the terms are new to me and it takes a second to process them.

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The Motley Fool's industrials analyst, I specialize in 3-D printing and also do my best to stay up-to-date in the fields of robotics and oceanic transportation. Follow me on Twitter, Google+, and/or Facebook below for the most important 3-D printing industry developments and other great stories.

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