Brian Reese and Michael Schmitt Publish Article on Nanotechnology IP

Brian Reese and Michael Schmitt had their article “Small Changes, Big Opportunity - Nanotechnology (NT) and Intellectual Property Law” published in the September/October issue of The SciTech Lawyer.

From the article:

The rapidly expanding use of NT to address longstanding technological problems has great potential commercial implications. Accordingly, protection of NT-related inventions must be a focus for commercial entities wishing to establish and/or maintain an effective exclusivity proposition relative to an increasing number of players in the field. While there are several ways to accomplish this, including through patents and trade secrets, patents are the focus of the discussion here. Nearly 20,000 patents and patent applications were published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and 3,500 publications came from the European Patent Office related to the fields of NT in 2016.

Click here to read the full version of the article, which begins on page 15.