Tallinn, Estonia – ITBS OÜ and Secured3D OÜ announced it has won on all claims brought against them by Jari Kimmo Kristian Isbjörnssund, Fabulonia OÜ and their representative SORAINEN Law Firm in Estonia.
The parties to the civil proceedings in Estonia, case no. 2-13-61048, Fabulonia OÜ and ITBS OÜ have agreed to end the proceedings with Fabulonia OÜ withdrawing all claims now and in the future. This ruling overturns the preliminary injunction granted to Fabulonia OÜ in January 2014. Per the terms of the agreement Fabulonia OÜ, is responsible for compensating procedural expenses to the defendants.
The main points of dispute in the case concerned intellectual property created under a work-for-hire agreement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and disclosure of confidential information. The court asked Fabulonia OU to provide evidence to substantiate their claims and no evidence was presented over the course of litigation. Fabulonia OÜ was forced to withdraw all claims after being unable to furnish any proof to substantiate their allegations in relation to all accusations.
“We are glad this baseless case is over and the lack of evidence clearly demonstrated this was an individual bringing frivolous allegations into our justice system. At the end of the day truth prevailed and we’re happy to move forward from this.” said former ITBS OÜ CEO Taavi Kikas.
The parties agreed to shorten the period for appeal to 2 days and no appeal was filed. This case is closed.
HP – the name is synonymous with printing technology, although it’s also become a household name in terms of desktops, laptops and, at least to some extent, tablet computers. However, times are changing and HP has had to change with them. The significantly decreasing market share for desktops and laptops combined with HP’s inability to create a tablet that saw more than lukewarm enthusiasm from consumers has had an enormous impact on its profitability. In a recent press release, the company announced how it would handle that impact. Apparently, it will split itself into two separate firms. Continue reading
e-NABLE is a global community of over 1500 members collaborating to make free 3d-printed prosthetic hands available to all who need them. Many of these hands go to children, who face difficulties with traditional prosthetics, due to the fact that they are constantly outgrowing them. Continue reading
This past weekend was Maker Faire 2014 in New York. Often referred to as “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth,” this years show did not disappoint. Beyond featuring some of the most innovative companies in the 3D Printing world, Maker Faire brings together the best and the brightest makers across the world to showcase the wide variety of projects they are working on.
Here are some sights from our visit: Continue reading
The world of 3D Printing is growing exponentially right now.
It seems there are new printers entering the market everyday and they are becoming more affordable and realistic as a desktop fixture. Yet for people who have yet to have their first incredible experience with 3D printing, it’s remains a daunting process to turn an idea into a physical object. Continue reading
This blog appeared in it’s original form on 3dprintingindustry.com. The author, Charlene Flick, Esq. was kind enough to give us permission to re-host this great piece on 3D Printing Intellectual Property rights and questions.
From “Player Piano” rolls to “Betamax” to “Napster,” the American Judiciary has hosted a seemingly endless parade of intellectual property disputes over the years all foretelling the end of copyright law as we know it. Petitioners trod out the latest technology, characterizing it as a facilitator of piracy robbing creators of the return on their hard-won investment and inspired contributions that have long fueled the American Economy.  And the technologists respond by asserting that they should not be saddled with the burden of patrolling others’ misuse of their well-intended tools developed to improve the daily lives of everyday Americans. Continue reading
Yesterday marked demo day 2014 for the world’s first 3D Printing start-up accelerator, GIGTank.
Hosted in Chattanooga, Tennessee by The Company Lab, GIGTank brought together some of the biggest names in 3D Printing from all over the globe to hear the pitches from seed stage startups in the additive manufacturing / 3D printing, smart grid and healthcare industries. The host city Chattanooga boasts one of the fastest fiber optic network connections in the United States thus enabling start-ups to build their innovations on speeds up to 100x faster than traditional network connections. Continue reading
We had the pleasure of meeting the team at 3DP4E (3D Printing for everyone) in New York this past week. 3DP4E allows Companies, Service Providers & Lab Managers to manage their own content in a centralized 3D Printing & Digital Fabrication Community. With so much information scattered across the internet about the 3D Printing industry, 3DP4E looks to bring some order to the chaos and make resources more accessible. Continue reading
YOLK.farm and Secured3D are teaming up to deliver custom 3D designs fresh made to order. By connecting a team of skilled designers with idle 3D printers, YOLK.farm aims at making the benefits of 3D printing more accessible to ordinary people. Continue reading
Our development team and testers have been working diligently getting more printers online and integrated for 3DPrinterOS. We have new drivers available for the Ultimaker 1 and 2 available and in the next few weeks we will have integration with 3D Apps. Continue reading