Nanotechnology Legal Authority Addresses Global Industry Leaders at 2004 NanoCommerce Conference

Sep 20, 2004, 01:00 ET from Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC

    AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Start-up businesses will receive a
 crash course in effective nanotechnology commercialization during the Small
 Times Media NanoCommerce 2004 conference (the conference) in Chicago on
 October 4-7, 2004.  Nanotechnology industry and legal authority Kelly Kordzik
 will serve as moderator and speaker at a Pre-Conference workshop discussing
 the industry potential and possible pitfalls when bringing a nanotechnology
 idea from discovery stage to market.
     Kordzik, Chair of the Nanotechnology Practice for the law firm of Winstead
 Sechrest & Minick PC and President of the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative,
 will open the conference with a discussion entitled Emerging Issues in
 Patenting Nanotechnology Inventions, offering a look into the business and
 legal challenges facing nanotechnology ventures at this crucial stage.  A
 highly-regarded national and international legal authority on the
 commercialization of the nanotechnology industry, Kordzik will then moderate a
 panel discussion entitled Nanotech Start-Up: Business issues and solutions.
     This panel discussion promises to provide practical steps for new business
 ventures as well as strategies and trends that could impact the entire
 business chain -- from research and development and venture capital funding to
 commercialization and the appropriate exit strategy.
     "As the applications for nanotechnology continue to evolve and diversify,
 businesses must ensure that they understand the various steps required to take
 their innovative nanotechnology products from concept to commercialization,"
 stated Kordzik.
     "These discussions promise to offer frank solutions that are immediately
 applicable to start-ups during this critical stage."
     Produced by Small Times Media, a leading source of nanotechnology business
 information, the NanoCommerce conference promises to bring together top
 businesses from all aspects of nanotechnology for a three-day meeting to
 network and discuss topics like: Industry trends and projections, product
 development, IPO and mergers and acquisition opportunities, and guerilla
 marketing.  Representatives from top U.S. research and development
 organizations, science, academia and industry will unite to discuss and
 promote future nanotechnology development and commercialization trends.  Last
 year's attendees included such global industries as 3M, C Sixty,
 Nanotechnologies, Inc., DuPont, and Eastman Kodak.
     Winstead's Nanotechnology Practice Group is a key component of the firm's
 Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice groups, and offers clients, of
 any size, legal counseling on filing and prosecuting a myriad of diverse
 patent applications in the field of nanotechnology.  As well, the practice
 provides strategic guidance on a variety of corporate matters, from the start-
 up phase of a business through the commercialization of its nanotechnology
     Winstead Sechrest & Minick is among the largest business law firms in
 Texas with more than 300 attorneys and 29 practice areas.  Winstead has
 offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The
 Woodlands, Texas, Washington D.C., and Mexico City.  For detailed information
 about the firm, visit .

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