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IP Strategies for the Rise of 3D Printing

In this article, authors Justin Pierce and Steven Schwarz explore some of the approaches and strategies that can be used to combat counterfeiting and infringement by entities using 3D printing technology.

NAJI Celebrates Nat’l MFG Day and Explores Intellectual Property Rights and the Risks and Rewards of 3D Printing

The National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI) hosted a discussion on Sep. 30, 2015 at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in correlation with National Manufacturing Day, an annual event promoting opportunities in manufacturing, educating the next generation of manufacturers, citizens and policy makers and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry. The […]

Fostering Mainstream Adoption of Industrial 3D Printing: Understanding the Benefits and Promoting Organizational Readiness

"As the multibillion dollar additive manufacturing (AM) industry continues to evolve, a growing number of companies have adopted 3D printing to produce finished goods. Yet recent research suggests that AM has barely begun to achieve its potential market; estimates on current penetration range from just 1% to 10%. It is not surprising that executives are having difficulty; the technology has many second-order effects on business operations and economics. Three factors—technology, awareness, and organizational readiness—contribute to adoption rates."

You Can’t Understand China’s Slowdown Without Understanding Supply Chains

"The last few weeks have brought news of turmoil in China, including currency devaluations, an economic slowdown, and a stock market plunge. Most economists, including those at the the IMF, think it is premature to talk about an economic crisis. While I agree, I nonetheless believe that the slowdown is due, in part, to an acceleration of “near-shoring,” the practice of producing closer to the customer."

September 30th 3D Printing, IP and Manufacturing Event and Webinar

To attend in-person, please RSVP to Kara Horton at khorton@naji:8888. To join by phone, Click here to register online. Dial-In: 202-263-5944 Conference ID: 871154230  

NAJI Endorses Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, Sends Letter to House Judiciary Committee Leadership

August 10, 2015 – NAJI President Rob McKenna sends letters to Representatives Goodlatte and Conyers thanking them for their leadership on this Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015.

NAJI Endorses Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, Sends Letter to Senate Co-Sponsors

August 10, 2015 - NAJI President Rob McKenna sends letters to Senators Hatch, Coons and Flake thanking them for their leadership on this Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015.

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