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Offit Kurman IP Principal Laura Winston Moderates 4D Printing Tech Panel at INTA 2019

June 4, 2019

For Immediate Release

From product design and development to manufacturing, 3D printing has transformed myriad industries and business processes. For the inventors, entrepreneurs, and technologists of tomorrow, however, 3D printing is only the beginning. Innovative organizations are already taking advantage of the next evolution: 4D printing.

According to Offit Kurman IP attorney Laura Winston, 4D printing allows for the production of objects with “programmable materials” that react and change in response to “external stimuli, such as heat, water, or pressure.” Ms. Winston recently moderated an educational session about the technology at The International Trademark Association’s (INTA) 2019 Annual Meeting. The panel, which included HP assistant general counsel Carolyn Knecht and leading U.K. intellectual property attorney Dr. Julian Potter, discussed the numerous opportunities and risks 4D printing presents.

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ABOUT LAURA WINSTON | 347.589.8536

Laura J. Winston is a principal in the firm’s intellectual property group. Ms. Winston focuses her law practice primarily in the areas of trademarks, copyrights and the internet, representing a broad range of clients from individual business owners and small startup ventures to established Fortune 500 and publicly-traded companies both domestically and abroad. Ms. Winston practiced both at large firms and specialized intellectual property firms, before co-founding an intellectual property boutique firm. Her industry experience covers various industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, print and online publishing, computer-related goods and services, alternative energy, and travel and transportation.







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