The Handbook of Nanotechnology: Business, Policy, and Intellectual Property Law
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.
About the Authors.
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.