Brinks attorney to lead panel discussion on 3-D printing and medical devices

Keith Weiss, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, will serve as the moderator of a panel discussion on 3-D printing and medical devices at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Conference & Expo: Creating the Total Solution Value Engineering to Deliver Clinical & Economic Outcomes.

The event will take place in Minneapolis on Sept. 21-22 with an expected 5,000 industry professionals in attendance.

Medical Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis has been the epicenter of the region's medtech innovation, communication and solutions for the past 22 years.

On Sept. 22, Weiss will facilitate a panel discussion on "Answering the Key Question: Can 3-D Printing Really Be Used to Make Medical Devices?" The panel discussion will cover crucial topics such as exploring ways to integrate new materials and processes in design progression; balancing design considerations with manufacturing necessities; and addressing issues of repeatability, reliability and consistency. Learn more about the 2016 MD&M Minneapolis Conference & Expo here.

Separately, Weiss served as a contributing author to the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's new publication, Intellectual Property Law 2016 Edition. He co-authored the publication chapter on patenting inventions, along with Brinks colleague, Marc Richards. Richards is an intellectual property attorney in the Chicago office of Brinks.

At Brinks, Weiss focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property agreements with an emphasis on IP portfolio planning, development and management.

Prior to practicing law, he worked for 20 years in R & D management, product development, and technology licensing. Weiss is listed as an inventor on more than 30 U.S. patents and four pending U.S. patent applications regarding advanced materials, components and systems used in the automotive, aerospace, coatings, plastics, and microelectronic industries.

Published: Mon, Sep 05, 2016

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