3D medical printing: throw the dice! – Presented by Ernst-Jan Louwers, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten

3D medical printing: throw the dice! – Presented by Ernst-Jan Louwers, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

New technologies like bioprinting and 3D printing of medical devices, braces etc. may lead to shifting positions and reponsibilities. Players like hospitals may turn into factories but do not realise their changed position.

Ernst-Jan Louwers will discuss the rules of the game in the highly regulated medical market, paradigm shifts and concerns in supply chain, warranties, liabilities and IP.

Interview
What drives you?
Emerging technologies and changing roles and paradigms continuously challenge existing legal frameworks and liability exposure. Market players are often not aware of their position.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
My trumpet, solar batteries, music player

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Artificial intelligence

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Gradually human brain and AI will converge but still both will have their own added value

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Ethical principles and legislation

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
3D printing introduces many legal challenges, especially in the area of IP (partly because of ease of distribution and copying) and liability. Consistent, reliable and certified production and permitted access to the regulated medical market may lead to additional barriers.

“Special Quote”
New technologies like bioprinting and 3D printing of medical devices, braces etc. may lead to shifting positions and reponsibilities in the highly regulated medical market.

About Ernst-Jan Louwers
Ernst-Jan Louwers (1959) is one of the founders of the law firm Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten, established in Eindhoven and The Hague.

Ernst-Jan is a pragmatic no-nonsense lawyer, acting as strategic advisor, contract lawyer, arbitrator and litigator with a passion for IP, innovation, design and technology.

He regularly lectures and wrote many publications on 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Apart from his primary job as a lawyer, among others he is member to the Complaints and Appeals Board for .nl domain names, member to supervisory board of Dutch Goldsmiths Guild and board member to Brainport Centre for Technology & Law.

About Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten
Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten is a modern niche firm in the field of IT/internet, privacy and intellectual property, and especially at the intersection of law and technology.

The firm is established in design and technology region Brainport Eindhoven and the equally innovative region of The Hague.

The firm is internationally ranked as leading firm in the international legal guides Chambers en The Legal 500 which was the outcome of independent research.

For more information about 3D Medical Conference & Expo and registration, please visit https://3dmedicalconference.com/.

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