Foley is proud to sponsor the International Business Forum's (IBF) 7th Annual Nano Application & Advanced Materials Forum titled: “Leveraging Nanotech-Enabled Applications and Advanced Materials for Business and Investment Opportunities” on February 5-6, 2008 in Palm Springs, CA.
This conference unites venture capitalists, private equity investors, corporate investors, institutional investors, technology transfer experts, licensing executives, new business development executives, university, government and corporate research scientists, emerging growth nanotechnology companies, government funding agencies and corporations integrating nano-enabled technologies.
Foley Senior Counsel Steven Rutt is participating as Session Chair for the session titled: "Capturing the Value of Nanotech-enabled Applications and Advanced Materials" on February 5th. The drive to secure financing, discover new applications, reach out to new development partners, and to increase sales domestically and internationally will continue to increase in 2008. Based on successes and failures in 2007, a panel of individuals from differing perspectives discuss core opportunities and challenges they foresee in 2008 for nanotechnology and advanced materials.
Steven Rutt will also participate in a Patent Strategy roundtable on February 5th with Bruce Kisliuk, US Patent & Trademark Office and Fritz Lahrtz, Isenbruck. During this roundtable, the US Patent & Trademark Office's Nanotechnology Leader will provide input and answer questions on the US. Additionally, European patent strategies will be reviewed by Munich-based Isenbruck, awarded Juve's 2006 "Law Firm of the Year for IP."