Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Vann Pearce is an attorney and a co-leader of 3D printing practice group at Orrick, a full-service international law firm. With his colleagues at Orrick, Vann advises clients on the full range of legal issues related to 3D printing, including intellectual property, products liability, corporate transactions, and cybersecurity. Vann focuses on patent law, and has won patent cases for leading tech companies including Apple, EMC, and Panasonic. He also advises clients of all sizes, including start-ups, on patent prosecution, licensing, and intellectual property strategy. He has authored, presented, and been quoted frequently on 3D printing and the law, in forums including AM3D, The Complete 3D Printing Conference, World Intellectual Property Review, The Licensing Journal, and Disruptive Magazine. Orrick, named by Financial Times as North America’s Most Innovative Law Firm in 2016, focuses on serving the Tech, Energy & Infrastructure, and Finance sectors globally and has offices throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Africa.