Nanotechnology

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY MEETS REASSURING LEGAL COUNSEL

The fast-paced, emerging world of Nanotechnology is presenting major legal challenges for numerous business sectors in Massachusetts and nationally, including energy, flexible electronics, cosmetics, food packaging, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, environmental remediation, sports equipment, aerospace, automotive, military, and medicine. Prince Lobel’s Nanotechnology Practice Group is a multidisciplinary team of innovators who helps your businesses navigate this potentially “disruptive” technology. We were named Best Nanotechnology Team in the U.S. for 2014 by Acquisition International magazine.

 

OUR NANOTECHNOLOGY GROUP OFFERS YOU A FULL RANGE OF OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING COUNSELING, TRANSACTIONS, AND LITIGATION, PROVIDED BY AN INTEGRATED TEAM OF LAWYERS WITH EXPERIENCE IN:

  • Corporate Structure and Governance
  • Emerging Companies and Venture Finance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental and Land Use Regulation and Litigation
  • Governmental Relations, Regulatory Compliance and Investigations
  • Institutional Finance and Structured Finance
  • Intellectual Property Labor and Employment Regulation
  • Litigation Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Law and Securities Litigation
  • Products Liability and Risk Management
  • Insurance and Reinsurance

BACKGROUND ON NANOTECHNOLOGY

Nanotechnology has been described as an exciting new frontier that could be the basis of the next industrial revolution. Under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (“NNI”), the U.S. federal government has invested nearly $21 billion across 25 federal agencies in nanotechnology research, development, engineering, and safety assessment since 2001. Another $1.5 billion was dedicated to the NNI for 2015. Massachusetts itself has invested over $100 million in research, development, and academic infrastructure in this burgeoning local industry since 2005. Nanotechnology is and will be a driver of economic development and the advanced manufacturing industry in Massachusetts and the United States for several decades to come.

Accolades

Prince Lobel’s Nanotechnology Practice Group is a multidisciplinary team that offers both strategic and practical advice. We were named Best Nanotechnology Team in the U.S. for 2014 by Acquisition International magazine.  We were instrumental in founding the New England Nanotechnology Association (“NENA”) in 2012, and have led that organization through three years of steady growth and diversification of membership.  We co-sponsor and produce the annual Destination Nano Conference in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, and the NSF-funded Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing at UMass Lowell and Northeastern University.

Represented manufacturer of nano-enabled electro-active polymer product located in Quincy, MA in contract negotiations with Center for Advanced Science in Space (“CASIS”) in order for our client’s product to be included as part of research onboard the International Space Station.

Represented engineering consulting client in Canton, MA, engaged in assisting its clients commercialize new products using novel nanomaterials and associated manufacturing processes, in exploring its own joint venture arrangement for the fabrication of novel nanomaterial products with agencies of the government of Azerbaijan.

Represented newly formed advanced materials client in Canton, MA, in the acquisition of substantially all the assets of SouthWest NanoTechnologies (“SWeNT”) and the re-opening of its manufacturing plant in Norman, OK.

Serve as Advisory Board Member to a manufacturer of nanomaterial-based process for purifying phosphorus-contaminated waters for company located in Little Rock, AK.

Serve as Board Member to the National Science Foundation Funded Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Executive Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Saab Center for Emerging Technology, Lowell, MA.

Serve as Board Member to the National Science Foundation Funded Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Industrial Advisory Board at Northeastern University of Boston, Massachusetts.

Co-sponsor and produce the annual Destination Nano Conference in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Founded and operates the New England Nanotechnology Association (“NENA”).