Home > News > Nanotechnology Facing Patent Labyrinth
November 19th, 2007
Nanotechnology Facing Patent Labyrinth
Nanotechnology is advancing at a dizzying rate, but profitable commercialization is being hindered by looming legal issues, as uneven worldwide patent enforcement is forcing companies to resort to trade secrets to protect their hard-won nanotechnology innovations.
A panel of industry experts at the recent NanoCon International conference in Santa Clara, Calif., considered several hurdles — ranging from legal considerations to scalability and cost — facing nanomaterials manufacturing.
"For nanotech to become a true industry, it must consistently deliver application-tailored quality material in sufficiently large qualities — whether kilogram or kiloton," said Dave Arthur, CEO of SouthWest Nanotechnologies (SWeNT, Norman, Okla.). "Many potential customers won't begin product development unless they know that we'll be able to provide material at those kinds of scales."
Nanoparticle Delivers Large Protein Complex to Cancer Cell Nucleus May 20th, 2013
Protein 'Passport' Helps Nanoparticles Get Past Immune System May 20th, 2013
Nanoparticle Harnesses Powerful Radiation Therapy for Cancer May 20th, 2013
Microneedle-Delivered Nanoparticles Boost Antitumor Vaccines May 20th, 2013
NanoInk, Inc. Assets To Be Sold May 18th, 2013
HELIOS Program Develops Complete Supply Chain for Integrating Photonics with CMOS Circuit via IC Fabrication Processes May 14th, 2013
Nanotechnology Pioneer Named 'Entrepreneur of the Year': Royal Society of Chemistry honors Chad Mirkin for commercializing innovations May 10th, 2013
Arrowhead Receives Patent Allowance for DPC siRNA Delivery System with Peptide Backbone May 7th, 2013
Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI) to Host 'IN3 Medical Device 360 Boston,' June 24-26, 2013 May 20th, 2013
Interactive Printed Products – New Applications Enabled by Organic and Printed Electronics May 16th, 2013
INSCX™ exchange to present a nanotechnology-based Emission Reduction Programme, Ankara, Turkey, June 2013 May 14th, 2013
VDMA: New “Photonics Industry Report 2013” presented May 14th, 2013