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Francisco Castro, Ph.D., J.D.

May 2nd, 2012
IS IT SEMI OR IS IT BIO?
Francisco Castro
Attorney, McAndrews, Held & Malloy

There is a growing overlap between semiconductor technologies and biotechnologies when dealing with nanometer-scale applications. The complexity that arises from this overlap can present challenges in the procurement of intellectual property rights. Read the Whole Article


November 12th, 2011
Analyzing Nanotechnology Patenting Activity
Francisco Castro
Attorney, McAndrews, Held & Malloy

Using the USPTO Class 977 - Nanotechnology and its sub-classes as a valid proxy or a window into the state of nanotechnology patenting is possible because of their broad scope and consistency. Moreover, since the USPTO provides a ready-to-use compilation of nanotechnology patents by virtue of its classification process, performing a broad and practical analysis of the state of nanotechnology patenting can be greatly simplified by using the information available from Class 977 and its sub-classes. Read the Whole Article

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