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3D Printed Evidence


3D Printed Evidence

3D Printing and the Law have always been strange bed partners; from Cody Wilson’s 3D printed gun to an array of intellectual property concerns and disputes. However, as it pertains to the practice of law, 3D printing can materialize ideas and forms to an extent which is unprecedented in legal practice. Subjects and ideas that were once difficult to relay to a jury have now been simplified tremendously. For example, imagine a 3D model of a gas thruster for a satellite in a patent infringement case that the jury can hold in their hands and pass around the box, viewing it from every angle. What was once incomprehensible for the average juror is now seen, felt and vividly understood. A single piece of evidence like that can mean the difference between a verdict and a loss.

The advantages of 3D printing are truly tangible. It helps juries relate to the facts that they’re presented with. The 3D aspect allows for greater spatial appreciation as opposed to cardboard cut outs, foam models, pictures, power points, or even animations. Having an exact replica that jury members can touch and hold in their own hands gives them a greater understanding and helps illuminate the case.

Josh Weinberger adds another dimension to Trial Presentations.

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