As 3D printing becomes more prevalent, liability risks to individuals and businesses will likely rise.  Corporate policyholders should explore whether their existing insurance provides adequate coverage or whether additional coverage is needed. This technology presents many types of risks, including design and intellectual infringements, product liability risks and environmental liability risks, to name a few.

Policyholders can take steps to reduce the risk to their businesses by employing these risk management strategies detailed in Reed Smith’s white paper 3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles.