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The Handbook of Nanotechnology: Business, Policy, and Intellectual Property Law

ISBN: 978-0-471-69991-0
384 pages
November 2004
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In the first attempt to fully explore the controversial issues associated with the commercial application of nanotechnology, you'll find a thorough analysis of intellectual property and patents, financing and legal concerns, regulatory measures particularly in the field of nanomedicine, and environmental regulations. The authors include a set of guideposts you can follow in your due diligence of the business and legal issues pertaining to the technology.
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Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Introduction to Nanotechnology.

Chapter 1: Understanding Nanotechnology.

Chapter 2: The Industrial Structure Giving Rise to Nanotechnology.

Part II: Nanotechnology Policy and Regulation.

Chapter 3: Societal and Ethical Implications.

Chapter 4: Environmental Regulation.

Chapter 5: The Patent and Trademark Office.

Chapter 6: FDA Regulation.

Chapter 7: National Security and Export Controls.

Chapter 8: Federal Funding.

Chapter 9: Conclusions.

Part III: Nanotechnology Business.

Chapter 10: Starting a Nanotech Company.

Chapter 11: Business Plans and Strategy.

Chapter 12: Early Stage Financing.

Chapter 13: Intellectual Property.

Chapter 14: Corporate Partnering and Globalization.

Chapter 15: Consolidation and Standardization.

Chapter 16: Exit Opportunities.

Chapter 17: Conclusions.

Notes.

About the Authors.

Index.

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JOHN C. MILLER is Vice President of Intellectual Property at Arrowhead Research Corporation, a publicly traded nanotech company. He is also a Managing Editor of Nanotechnology Law & Business and has authored several articles on legal and policy issues in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Miller is a member of the California Bar and federal courts in the Northern District of California. He graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School.

RUBEN SERRATO is a member of the research and development group at Canon U.S.A. He is Canon’s Venture Capital representative in NGEN Partners and has helped to conceive and launch Canon’s first U.S. nanotechnology venture, Canon U.S. Life Sciences. Serrato’s background includes extensive strategy and finance work for Lehman Brothers and Liberty Media. He graduated with degrees in economics and political science from Stanford University and he is currently completing his masters there.

JOSE MIGUEL REPRESAS-CARDENAS is the recipient of a Department Fellowship from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he is a graduate student (currently on leave). He received a BSc in mechanical and electrical engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey, Mexico.

GRIFFITH A. KUNDAHL serves as General Counsel and Vice President of the NanoBusiness Alliance and has served as a member of the Colorado Technology Alliance Nanotechnology Council. He is a founder and advisor to the Colorado Nanotechnology Initiative and an Associate Editor of Nanotechnology Law & Business. Kundahl is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), the University of Alabama (MA), and the University of Denver College of Law (JD). Currently, he practices law in Colorado.

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