Another Dimension of Digital: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property in Asia

In Adrian Athique and Emma Baulch (eds.), Digital Transactions in Asia. Abingdon: Routledge. 2019 (Forthcoming).

14 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2019

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Angela Daly

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law; Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law; Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Jiajie Lu

Dongguan University of Technology

Luke Heemsbergen

University of Melbourne

Date Written: January 16, 2019

Abstract

3D printing has emerged onto the global stage as a new and potentially highly disruptive manufacturing technology, with an impact predicted by some to be as revolutionary as the Internet. However, much of the existing research from humanities, arts and social sciences disciplines concerns 3D printing in North America and Western Europe, with limited literature on 3D printing’s trajectory in other parts of the world, including Asia. In this chapter, the relationship between 3D printing and other digital technologies will be considered from a western perspective, before we focus specifically on Asian developments, taking 3D printing in India and China as case studies. We will look at the approaches in these countries to innovation and intellectual property in general, how the relationship is playing out in the 3D printing space and the extent to which the regional – and global – experience is converging or diverging.

Keywords: 3D printing, intellectual property, China, India

JEL Classification: K00, O30

Suggested Citation

Daly, Angela and Lu, Jiajie and Heemsbergen, Luke, Another Dimension of Digital: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property in Asia (January 16, 2019). In Adrian Athique and Emma Baulch (eds.), Digital Transactions in Asia. Abingdon: Routledge. 2019 (Forthcoming).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3316554

Angela Daly (Contact Author)

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Jiajie Lu

Dongguan University of Technology ( email )

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Luke Heemsbergen

University of Melbourne ( email )

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Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

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