Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

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Lawrence
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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by Lawrence » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:52 am

Hi Roller.
Re:
Not that uncommon. Maybe the great firewall of China getting in the way.
If you are aware that they site is frequently off line, it appears to me that you too may also have the occasional peek at the Tiertime site and dream of having a bigger and fully featured professional version of the mighty Up!
I do.
Oh, and I do like the Great Fire Wall pun.
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Lawrence

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by roller » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:46 pm

No credit for the pun - Great Firewall of China is commonly used by IT professionals especially those of us who have to deal with offices inside China. I mostly go to Tiertime when discussing the Up printer with a client. Hardly any other reason - If I were to get a bigger and better printer it probably wouldn't be FDM - probably powder based.

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by EM-creations » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:54 am

Lawrence; what budget are we talking for those Inspire priners? They show no prices, so I can only guess around $10K?

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by Lawrence » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:03 am

Hi.
I think in OZ the Inspire S200 is about $10,000 plus GST up to about $30,000 plus GST for the D290 . But These price are only what I have been told by other 3D printer users.
All have heated print chambers,
About $200 / kilo for filament.
Expensive maybe, but print quality and support removal are very good.
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Lawrence

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by EM-creations » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:06 am

Lawrence wrote:Hi.
I think in OZ the Inspire S200 is about $10,000 plus GST up to about $30,000 plus GST for the D290 . But These price are only what I have been told by other 3D printer users.
All have heated print chambers,
About $200 / kilo for filament.
Expensive maybe, but print quality and support removal are very good.
Regards
Lawrence

OK, thank you: way out of my budget...


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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by JuliaDee » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:23 am

I particularly like the Seventh Affirmative Defense:

"Plaintiff is not entitled to any equitable relief or recovery because it has unclean hands."


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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by LonV » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:56 am

That's why I wash my hands so frequently.

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by roller » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:38 am

Did anyone keep track of what happened in the Formlabs patent dispute?

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by AndrewSullivan » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:50 am

The disputes are now too common in patents.Number of patent application are available with these patent troll which we can't imagine.

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by nickw » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:44 am

At the risk of sounding uneducated about this subject..
I was under the impression that the boom in the reprap and affordable 3d printing sector was due to the fact that all of stratasy's initial patents had expired.
I know this is about software, but there are limited options for how an FDM machine can do its job.
This seems like bullying to me, and my nerdy afinia still gets better grades than the popular kid makerbot.

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Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

Post by pleppik » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:59 pm

nickw wrote:At the risk of sounding uneducated about this subject..
I was under the impression that the boom in the reprap and affordable 3d printing sector was due to the fact that all of stratasy's initial patents had expired.
I know this is about software, but there are limited options for how an FDM machine can do its job.
This seems like bullying to me, and my nerdy afinia still gets better grades than the popular kid makerbot.
The earliest patents--the ones covering the basic method of FDM--have expired.

But Stratasys (like most tech companies) also kept filing new patents on incremental improvements to the technology.

Most of the patents at issue in this lawsuit are fairly old and due to expire in a year or two. One of the patents is fairly recent, but it covers a fairly minor bit of functionality.

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