Interesting news for those interested in 3D printing. This ruling will help the market and those who wish to continue to explore the development of materials for 3D printing.
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company, has won an appeal regarding the opposition of patent EP1232198, titled, UV Curable Compositions at the European Patent Office Board of Appeal in Munich, Germany on January 17, 2014. This patent, currently assigned to 3D Systems, Inc., was revoked at the European level, thus allowing for increased development of materials in this field.
“We’re pleased with the outcome as it encourages innovation in the area of photopolymers for stereolithography. We continue to focus on delivering the best materials to fit the industry and our customers’ needs,” says Melissa Hayes, Somos® Business Director for DSM.
DSM is committed to moving the industry to new levels of performance with their Somos® stereolithography materials, a distinct and unique subset of additive manufacturing. With over 20 years of industry experience, DSM offers a large portfolio of Somos® products that fit a wide range of applications and is dedicated to the success of this industry for the future.