Of Counsel Steve Bachmann will present, "The Big Five - Patent Filings Reveal the Hottest Upcoming Areas in Nanotech Commercialization" at the 2011 IEEE NANO Conference.
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Portland Marriott Waterfront Downtown, Salon I
Abstract: Companies typically file patent applications to protect their products and their market share. For this reason, patents and published patent applications can provide a good indicator of the commercialization trends in nanotechnology. Based on issued patents and patent applications published by the U.S. Patent Office over the last five years, the hottest trends in nanotechnology commercialization are in nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, quantum dots, and nanofilms. The most popular patent applications for nanoparticles relate to drug delivery, fluorescent devices, and ultra violet light applications. The most popular patent applications for nanotubes relate to conductivity and catalyst applications.
The 11th International Conference on Nanotechnology is scheduled August 15th - August 19th in Portland, OR. NANO is the flagship IEEE Conference in Nanotechnology. This conference is a must for students, educators, researchers, scientists and engineers working at the interface of nanotechnology, electronic materials, photonics, bio- and medical devices, alternative energy, environmental protection, and current and future electrical and electronic applications. Practitioners will explore nanotechnologies at work in both their own and related fields, from basic research and theory to industrial applications.
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