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February 2014

Gordon & Rees Partner Kai Peters to Present at “Legal Dimension of 3D Printing” Symposium at University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Gordon & Rees San Francisco partner Kai Peters will participate in a Feb. 21 panel discussion as part of the Hastings Law Journal’s symposium, “The Legal Dimension of 3d Printing."

Peters’ panel, “Regulating 3d Printing: How to Impose Limits on the Theoretically Limitless,” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law Alumni Reception Center at 200 McAllister St. The other panel members include Keith Murphy, Chairman, CEO and President of Organovo; Andrew Hessel, Autodesk Distinguished Researcher; Reuel Schiller, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law; and Marsha Cohen, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law.

The day-long symposium will focus on the array of legal issues, new and old, posed by the wide availability of 3D printing technology. For example, how will regulatory bodies address printable organs, medical devices, and printable aircraft? How can regulatory bodies protect patients while not stifling innovation? What are the implications for patent and copyright law?

Peters is a member of Gordon & Rees’s Drug and Medical Device and Life Sciences Practice Groups. He has significant experience as outside general counsel advising clients on a variety of business matters related to corporate, commercial, transactional, litigation, and regulatory issues. He handles complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on representing pharmaceutical, medical device, and other U.S. Food and Drug Administration-regulated companies, solar companies, and hi-tech and new media companies.  Peters acts as national and local litigation counsel for companies of all sizes in state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigation and coordinated proceedings.  He has recovered significant sums in breach of contract matters as well.

To learn more about the symposium, click here.

Kai Peters



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