September 25 - 26, 2006
The time for nanotechnology has come and a classic technological revolution is unfolding. According to the National Science Foundation, by 2015 the annual global market for nano-related goods and services will top one trillion US dollars, making it one of the fastest growing industries in history. Although the process of converting basic research in nanoscience into viable market products will be long and difficult, governments across the globe are impressed by nanotechnology’s potential and are staking their claims and doling out billions of dollars, euros, and yen for research. The passage of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Pub. L. No. 108-153), which authorized $3.7 billion in Federal funding from 2005-2008 for the support of nanotechnology R&D has further fueled the fervor over nanotechnology.
“Nanotechnology 2006” will highlight cutting-edge R&D and explore opportunities in: commercialization of nanoscience, nanotechnology and related science and engineering fields … offering networking opportunities to researchers from industry, government and academia; intellectual property practitioners; business and economic development professionals; technology transfer specialists; policy makers and venture capitalists. Abstracts from the conference will be published in Nanotechnology Law & Business, the official journal of the conference. The special inaugural issue of this journal will be distributed to all attendees.
Crowell & Moring’s David Naseman will be presenting his paper entitled, "Structuring Collaborative Arrangements in Nanotech-Legal Considerations." Crowell & Moring LLP is a sponsor of the conference.