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,"
"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 http://www.winstead.com .
SOURCE Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC