3D Printing Rivals Settle IP Dispute Just Days Into Trial

Law360, Boston (September 27, 2018, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A pair of Massachusetts-based 3D printing rivals, just four days into the second trial between the two within a six-month span, settled dueling claims that they stole each other's trade secrets.

Representatives for parties Desktop Metal Inc. and Markforged Inc. confirmed the settlement Thursday but declined to discuss any details of the accord. The rapid turn came two days after opening statements in the suit, in which each side accused the other of spying on it to get a leg up in the world of 3D metal printing.

Before the settlement was announced, Markforged had said Desktop Metal's founder, Ric Fulop, secretly started...

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