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Navigating The Nano-Patent Thicket

Law360 (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nanotechnology presents enormous promise and incredible revenue potential. The National Science Foundation estimates that the annual global market for nano-related goods and services will exceed $1 trillion by 2015, and other reports provide even higher estimates. Looking to realize this financial potential, nanotech-related research and development expenditures exceeded $13 billion in 2007, according to Lux Research.

But this emerging technology juggernaut could be sidelined by one of the very things that supports its financial potential: patents.

The “nano” patent field is growing at a rapid pace,...
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