Sounds like Formlabs and Kickstarter maybe in trouble to me. I don't think either have the money to fight a long term legal battle.
This is going to make it harder to get funding through websites like kickstarter. Think of the thousands of people who are not gong to get a printer now.
Based on everything I have read it is a frivolous law suit, who's soul purpose is to keep Formlabs from producing a 3d resin printer.
What I find interesting is to two things.
3D systems is burning bridges to the DIY community. I bet they stop coming to Makerfaire now.
and why is the first lawsuit from 3d systems after a resin printer not towards Makerbot? I think 3d systems is working on a resin printer of their own.
I wonder if this is fallout for not being rated highly in the Make 3d printer special edition (3dsystems)?