The Legal and Business Forum on

Nanotechnology

Patent Protection * Structuring Alliances for Development and Commercialization * The Latest Applications

Monday, June 16, 2003

About

Nanotechnology is expected to become a $1 trillion industry in the next 10 to 15 years. The Federal Government is looking to secure approximately $750 million in funding for 2003 and private business is expected to contribute another $1 billion to research and development. It is clear that this technological revolution will have a tremendous impact on all types of businesses, the economy and the law.

The projected growth and investment in nanotechnology, coupled with nanotechnology's broad spectrum of application, make it imperative that patent attorneys and corporate counsel from the manufacturing, chemical, biotech and electrical industries have a sophisticated understanding of the technology and how it can be protected and commercialized.

This groundbreaking American Conference Institute event brought together a unique faculty of the leading scientists in nanotechnology and leading patent and corporate attorneys who are on the cutting edge of the legal issues raised by nanotechnology. You'll learn from real world case studies on making the leap from the research lab to commercial success and profitability. You'll also learn from experts who have overcome the most difficult hurdles and met the challenges thus far in commercializing nanotechnology.

This is your opportunity to get the information you need from those on the leading edge of law and science.

Contents & Contributors

About

Nanotechnology is expected to become a $1 trillion industry in the next 10 to 15 years. The Federal Government is looking to secure approximately $750 million in funding for 2003 and private business is expected to contribute another $1 billion to research and development. It is clear that this technological revolution will have a tremendous impact on all types of businesses, the economy and the law.

The projected growth and investment in nanotechnology, coupled with nanotechnology's broad spectrum of application, make it imperative that patent attorneys and corporate counsel from the manufacturing, chemical, biotech and electrical industries have a sophisticated understanding of the technology and how it can be protected and commercialized.

This groundbreaking American Conference Institute event brought together a unique faculty of the leading scientists in nanotechnology and leading patent and corporate attorneys who are on the cutting edge of the legal issues raised by nanotechnology. You'll learn from real world case studies on making the leap from the research lab to commercial success and profitability. You'll also learn from experts who have overcome the most difficult hurdles and met the challenges thus far in commercializing nanotechnology.

This is your opportunity to get the information you need from those on the leading edge of law and science.

Contents & Contributors

THE FUTURE OF THE NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
Mihail C. Roco, Ph.D., National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET)

EVOLUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT'S LAW OF CLAIM CONSTRUCTION
John Josef Molenda, Ph.D., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

SIZE DOES MATTER: NANOTECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW
Raymond Van Dyke, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

NIH NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Jeffrey A. Schloss, Ph.D., National Institute of Health

APPLICATION OF NANOTECHNOLOGY: A CASE STUDY IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL ARENA
Michele Simkin, Foley & Lardner

NANOTECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Ken Barovsky, Quantum Dot Corp.

PATENTING NANOTECHNOLOGY: BIG PATENTS FOR SMALL INVENTIONS
Jeffrey Lindeman, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

A NANOTECH PATENT STRATEGY
Alex Chartove, Morrison & Foerster LLP

GRANDIOSE VISION BUT REALLY SMALL PRODUCT CORPORATION FOUNDERS AGREEMENT
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP

STRUCTURING "WIN-WIN" UNIVERSITY/INDUSTRY NANOTECH PARTNERSHIPS
Robert Benson, Ph.D., Harvard University

UNIVERSITY PATENT LITIGATION: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
J. Steven Rutt, Foley & Lardner

R&D COOPERATION
Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES IN NANOTECHNOLOGY
Wayne A. Martino, Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman LLP


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