Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

3-D Printing Patents Come Under Fire

By Blake Bos - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:01PM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

Could some of Stratasys' patents be in jeopardy?

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' (SSYS -2.28%) and Panasonic's (PCRFY -2.02%) 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.

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

Stratasys Ltd. Stock Quote
Stratasys Ltd.
$18.86 (-2.28%) $0.44
Panasonic Corporation Stock Quote
Panasonic Corporation
$8.74 (-2.02%) $0.18

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning service.

Stock Advisor Returns
S&P 500 Returns

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 05/18/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.