3D Printed Vinyl Records (Patent Office)

Lukas Knight filed this request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-16-00033
Est. Completion Jan. 9, 2016
Status
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From: Lukas Knight

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any case files, emails, meeting minutes, notes, or memos pertaining to investigations or criminal implications of 3D printing enabled intellectual property theft or bootlegging of music, such as the printing of functional vinyl records capable of playing back copyrighted works of music.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lukas Knight

From: Omar, Natasha

Dear Mr. Knight,
Attached is the corrected letter acknowledging your request for fee waiver along with a copy of your request.
Sincerely,
USPTO FOIA Office

From: Seldon, Karon


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From: Lukas Knight

I am looking only for those records that describe intellectual property implications of 3D printing in relation to music piracy and bootlegging - not piracy/bootlegging in general.

From: Seldon, Karon


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From: FOIA Requests

Dear Mr. Knight,

We actually completed this FOIA a couple of weeks ago. We had sent the response to requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>. I’ve attached a copy of the response letter and responsive documents.

Sincerely,

Ricou Heaton
FOIA Officer

From: Lukas Knight

Could you please clarify the nature of the document printed on the Seyfarth & Shaw stationary. Was this an email from the a certain email at the law office to a certain email address associated with the US Patent & Trademark Office, was this some sort of widespread memo generally discussing the 3D printing phenomena? In what way did the document come to exist in the USPTO archives?

From: FOIA Requests

Dear Mr. Knight,

The FOIA Office processes requests for agency records in accordance with the FOIA. Questions about records like the ones you have posed are outside the scope of the FOIA and so outside the scope of this office’s activities.

I would note, although not as an answer to any of the questions you have posed, that the article you referenced appears to be available on the internet (http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/2013/01/articles/trade-secrets/3d-printing-and-intellectual-property/).

Ricou Heaton
FOAI Officer
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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