Protecting Trade Secrets In Nanotech Info Requests
April 8, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT
Law360, New York (April 8, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT) -- Nanotechnology is emerging as a landmark advance of science. Its promise and use is widespread, ranging from medical devices, to household products, to foods. And as with other new technologies that gain societal ubiquity like cellular phones and vaccination teach, with prevalence often comes assertions of human or environmental risk and attendant governmental investigation.
The pattern is holding true for nanotechnology. Recent developments serve as a reminder to environmental practitioners that trade-secret concerns must be considered and integrated when responding to agency requests for information....