Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > Press > Fish & Richardson Teams with the Rice Alliance

Law Firm Sponsors IP Powerhouse Award at 2007 Rice Business Plan Competition on March 22-24, 2007

Fish & Richardson Teams with the Rice Alliance

Houston, TX | Posted on March 12th, 2007

Collegiate entrepreneurs will be pursuing the next Big Idea. They'll also be after more than $300,000 in prize money when they pitch their business plans to a judging panel of more than 150 venture capitalists, investors, attorneys and business executives at the annual Rice Business Plan Competition beginning on March 22, 2007.

Fish & Richardson P.C., which protects more Big Ideas than any other law firm in the world, will be sponsoring the IP Powerhouse Award to be given to the contestant with the best intellectual property at the three-day event.

"The IP Powerhouse Award demonstrates Fish & Richardson's commitment to recognize and reward great ideas, whether they are developed in a lab, a boardroom or in this case, maybe a dorm room," says Kelly Kordzik, a Principal in the firm's Austin office and President of the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative.

Teams from thirty-six top-ranked graduate universities will compete at the event hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. Schools represented include top U.S. programs such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, and Yale University, as well as international teams from China, Singapore, India, Canada, Colombia and the United Kingdom.

Business plans will be presented for a wide variety of original ideas and technology innovations, many of which have come from academic research at leading institutions. Included will be plans related to innovative approaches for diagnosing and treating breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, myopia, and glaucoma. Also, entrants will present hybrid fuel technology, ways to improve detection of e-coli bacteria and advanced robotic applications. Dozens of past participants have gone on to patent their technologies, raise funding, and successfully start their companies after competing at the Rice Business Plan Competition.

Contestants for the IP Powerhouse Award $2,000 cash prize will be judged on the patentability of their idea and its potential for commercial success. "We hope involvement by Fish & Richardson can provide the spark to turn a great idea into reality," says Kordzik.


About Fish & Richardson P.C.
Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson is one of the largest law firms in the U.S. practicing exclusively in the areas of intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law. The firm has over 420 attorneys and technology specialists in 10 offices nationwide: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, New York City, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C. Fish & Richardson has long represented great innovators and entrepreneurs, including pioneering inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers.

According to a recent survey in Managing Intellectual Property, Fish & Richardson has the largest IP practice in the world. Also, Fish & Richardson handles more patent litigation than any other law firm in the U.S. (IP Law & Business July 2006). It is the top firm in patent cases at the International Trade Commission and rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained.

Alan Bentrup

Androvett Legal Media
Mike Androvett, 800-559-4534

Copyright © Fish & Richardson

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, D-Wave Systems, Announces Multi-Year Agreement to Provide Its Technology to Google, NASA and USRA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab October 6th, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Announces Receipt of Milestone Payment From Acquisition of Molecular Imprints by Canon October 5th, 2015

Accelerator Corporation Completes $62.8 Million Oversubscribed Financing September 30th, 2015

Nanometrics to Participate in the Citi 2015 Global Technology Conference August 26th, 2015


Observing the unobservable: Researchers measure electron orbitals of molecules in 3-D October 6th, 2015

Superconductivity trained to promote magnetization: Russian scientist and her colleagues discovered the superconductivity effect, which will help to create future supercomputers October 6th, 2015

Nanoscale photodetector shows promise to improve the capacity of photonic circuits: Researchers at the University of Rochester have fabricated a device in which light can induce a current using a silver nanowire -- an important step toward harnessing light to speed up the next ge October 6th, 2015

Big range of behaviors for tiny graphene pores: Like biological channels, graphene pores are selective for certain types of ions October 6th, 2015

Human Interest/Art

Bionic liver micro-organs explain off-target toxicity of acetaminophen (Tylenol): Israeli-German partnership aims to replace animal experiments with advanced liver-on-chip devices August 17th, 2015

Omni Nano and Time Warner Cable Partner to Provide Nanotechnology Education to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles: A $10,000 Donation to Benefit Youth of Los Angeles County's Boys & Girls Clubs August 4th, 2015

Kalam: versatility personified August 1st, 2015

Pakistani Students Who Survived Terror Attack to Attend Weeklong “NanoDiscovery Institute” at SUNY Poly CNSE in Albany July 29th, 2015


ISO Approves 2 Int'l Nanotechnology-Related Standards Proposed by Iran October 2nd, 2015

Rice news release: Smaller is better for nanotube analysis: Rice University's variance spectroscopy technique advances nanoparticle analysis September 30th, 2015

New Nanomaterials Taking Research to Mexico, Possibly into Space September 29th, 2015

Haydale Wins Major Research Grants September 26th, 2015

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

SUNY Poly Announces Joint Development Agreement with INFICON to Establish Cutting Edge R&D Partnership Supporting New York State’s Rapidly Expanding Nanoelectronics Industry September 23rd, 2015

Pushing the limits of lensless imaging: At the Frontiers in Optics conference researchers will describe a custom-built ultrafast laser that could help image everything from semiconductor chips to cells in real time September 21st, 2015

Nanotech expertise earns Virginia Tech a spot in National Science Foundation network: New center's focus will be on earth, environmental nanotechnology September 16th, 2015

Graphene Enhanced ARALDITE Resin Composite Materials September 14th, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic