Source3 Announces New Membership in 3MF

May 4, 2016

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New York—May 4, 2016—Source3™, the world’s first IP recognition and licensing platform for 3rd party intellectual property in user-generated content, announced it has joined the 3MF Consortium as Associate member. 3MF is an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing.

Source3 has extensively mapped IP assets, including trademark and copyright, and has produced a comprehensive, granular database of licensable properties linked to licensor data. Using this database and image recognition, Source3 recognizes and licenses 3rd party IP uploaded by makers and sellers for use via 3D printing, CGI, AR/VR and more.  

“We’re excited to be joining the conversation with other industry leaders such as Autodesk, HP, GE Global Research,” says Patrick Sullivan, Founder and CEO at Source3. “We believe that our expertise in the fields of scalable licensing and IP recognition can contribute to ongoing development of the 3MF file format.”

“We’re pleased that Source3 has joined the growing number of 3MF Associate members,” said Adrian Lannin, 3MF Consortium Executive Director.  “With more companies adopting the 3MF file format, it will be easier for people to be more productive with 3D Printing.”

About Source3

Source3 is the world’s first platform for end-to-end management of 3rd party IP in user-generated content. With an extensive database of IP information, we provide IP recognition, licensing and rights administration services that connect creators, marketplaces and brands and enable monetization of user content across physical and digital products. Based in New York City and founded by Google and 3D Systems veterans, the team’s previous venture was RightsFlow, an enterprise licensing technology for the music industry acquired by YouTube in 2011. For more information, please visit