The Handbook of Nanotechnology: Business, Policy, and Intellectual Property Law / Edition 1

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"While advances in biotechnology and the rise of the Internetdazzled investors and made headlines in the final years of thetwentieth century, a quiet revolution was taking place in the fieldof nanotechnology. This book is the first attempt to fully explorelegal, policy, regulatory, and business issues associated with thisnew era of technological power, and prepare industry, government,and society for the revolution in nanotechnology."
–From the Introduction

Nanotechnology may be on the verge of impacting virtually everyaspect of industry and society. From reducing the nation’sreliance on fossil fuel energy to affording millions of peopleaccess to clean water, the potential ramifications ofnanotechnology could be enormous. But how will it all play out? Will social, political, and regulatory issues empower technologicalprogress, or stifle it? Who will pay for the fundamental researchand commercial development of nanotechnology? Who will profit fromit, how, and when?

The Handbook of Nanotechnology is the first book to carefullyexamine the key policy, business, and investment issues drivingnanotechnology and to provide a general framework to understand andclassify its applications. This comprehensive, peer-reviewed workincludes:

  • An Introduction to Nanotechnology–The technicalunderpinnings and potential applications of nanotechnology,including a clear-cut description and a model of the industrialstructure that underlies its development
  • Nanotechnology Policy and Regulation–A rigorous analysisof the legal, political, and regulatory issues confronting thefield, and what federal agencies and Congress must do to preparefor nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology Business–Specific strategic, investment,legal, and financial decisions involved in the business ofnanotechnology, including analysis of capital raising, patenting,partnering, emerging markets, and more

As nanotechnology quickly passes from the shadowy realm oftheory and vision to the bright light of commercial reality, thereis an urgent need for rigorous and substantive analysis. TheHandbook of Nanotechnology provides you with a step-by-step look atwhat has already been done to give birth to nanotechnology, andwhat still must be done to unleash its full potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471666950
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/19/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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

RUBEN SERRATO is a member of the research and development groupat Canon U.S.A. He is Canon’s Venture Capital representativein NGEN Partners and has helped to conceive and launchCanon’s first U.S. nanotechnology venture, Canon U.S. LifeSciences. Serrato’s background includes extensive strategyand finance work for Lehman Brothers and Liberty Media. Hegraduated with degrees in economics and political science fromStanford University and he is currently completing his mastersthere.

JOSE MIGUEL REPRESAS-CARDENAS is the recipient of a DepartmentFellowship from the Department of Electrical Engineering atStanford University, where he is a graduate student (currently onleave). He received a BSc in mechanical and electrical engineeringfrom the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey,Mexico.

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

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Table of Contents




Part I: Introduction to Nanotechnology.

Chapter 1: Understanding Nanotechnology.

Chapter 2: The Industrial Structure Giving Rise toNanotechnology.

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.


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