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

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

John C. Miller, Ruben Serrato, Jose Miguel Represas-Cardenas, Griffith Kundahl

ISBN: 978-0-471-66695-0 October 2004 368 Pages

Description

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.
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.