Government Regulation NANOTECHNOLOGY
Revolutionary technologies such as nanotechnology create policy and regulatory challenges, as well as opportunities for public-private collaboration. Government agencies are leaders in nanotechnology research and funding, providing grant, contract, and cooperative agreement opportunities for nanotechnology innovators. Special government patent and technical data rights policies require careful planning, and government agreements may contain unfamiliar terms and conditions. Our government contract lawyers can help navigate this unusual terrain. Advanced technologies may be subject to export controls for national security reasons. Emerging nanotechnologies have a wide range of potential applications and defy traditional classifications and technical descriptions, leading to ambiguities in export control specifications. Our export control lawyers advise companies on all aspects of export regulation, from classification to export licensing and enforcement.