USPTO to Host Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) will host a meeting to serve as a forum for sharing ideas and insights between stakeholders and the USPTO.

The Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting will taUSPTOBanner.gifke place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital model. The technology is growing in use, including in such fields as jewelry, footwear, architecture, engineering and construction, automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries.

The meeting will serve as a forum for sharing ideas, experiences, and insights between stakeholders and the USPTO. Industry representatives will also provide an overview of the application of additive manufacturing in different technologies. Individual opinions are sought from varying participants, and the meeting is intended to be informal in nature. These partnership groups are formed with full recognition of the USPTO’s responsibility under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (“FACA”), and are not established as FACA compliant committees.

What: Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting
When: April 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Where: USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Space is limited and registration will be done on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact the USPTO by e-mail at or, or by telephone: Jill Warden at (571) 272-1267 or Veronica Ewald at (571) 272-8519 to confirm your attendance.

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