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3D Printer Companies Settle Trade Secrets Lawsuit

Sept. 27, 2018, 7:10 PM

Two Boston-area 3D printing companies settled a lawsuit in which both sides had accused the other of stealing proprietary technology and business intelligence.

Desktop Metal Inc., a Burlington, Ma.-based 3D printing company, filed a patent infringement and trade secrets lawsuit in March against Waltham, Ma.-based Markforged Inc. in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Markforged filed counterclaims against Desktop Metal.

The companies lodged mutual allegations of bad faith infiltration, spying, and hijacking of technology as the two fought for early control of a newly-developing multibillion industry.

A jury trial on the trade secrets allegations had opened Sept. 24 ...

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