Markforged cleared of IP infringement, Desktop Metal awaits countersuit

The Metal X 3D printer from Markforged. Photo via Markforged

Markforged, the manufacturer of Mark series carbon fiber 3D printers and the Metal X, has been cleared of patent infringement allegations claimed by rival company Desktop Metal in March 2018.

The case was brought in front of a 12-person federal jury in Boston on Monday 9th July 2018. After three weeks on trial, the jury reached the verdict around 10am on Friday 27th July.

Greg Mark, Markforged CEO, has since released a statement on the matter, saying:

“WE FEEL GRATIFIED THAT THE JURY FOUND WE DO NOT INFRINGE, AND CONFIRMED THAT THE METAL X, OUR LATEST EXTENSION OF THE MARKFORGED PRINTING PLATFORM, IS BASED ON OUR OWN PROPRIETARY MARKFORGED TECHNOLOGY.”

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