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Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ALTI), a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology for use in energy, pharmaceutical, life sciences and industrial applications, today announced that Jeffrey A. McKinney Ph.D., J.D., has joined the company as Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel. Mr. McKinney is filling a newly created position at Altair Nanotechnologies and will report directly to Alan J. Gotcher, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer.
"We are pleased to announce Jeff's addition to Altairnano as his strengths complement our senior management team. Jeff brings a tremendous amount of patent and intellectual property experience to Altairnano and we look forward to working with him," said Alan J. Gotcher Ph.D. "We have an innovative culture at Altairnano and are developing new products for unmet market needs at an increasing rate."
Prior to joining Altair Nanotechnologies, Mr. McKinney was Special Counsel at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, where he was a key member of the firm's Life Science Steering Committee. During his career, Mr. McKinney lead West Coast nanotechnology and pharmaceutical business development as Counsel at Burnes Doane Swecker & Mathis LLP. Mr. McKinney gained in-house experience as Intellectual Property Counsel at Alexza Pharmaceuticals, a public medical device company. Mr. McKinney is a graduate of Stanford Law School, holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from The Ohio State University and was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.
About Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
Altairnano is an innovator and supplier of advanced novel, ceramic nanomaterials. A seasoned management team complements Altairnano’s leading edge scientists, with substantial experience in commercializing innovative, disruptive technologies. The company has developed nanomaterials for the alternative energy, life sciences and performance materials markets based on its proprietary manufacturing process. This process also provides the foundation for its innovative AHP pigment process.
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Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
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