Our firm recently launched its Legal Innovation HubSM for NextGen Manufacturers
, a major firm-wide initiative to provide access to customized service for companies operating in this area. Nanotechnology is a major contributor to the next-generation manufacturing revolution. The bottom-up approach of assembling products molecule by molecule has fueled fundamentally new ways of manufacturing such as 3-D printing and biomimetic techniques (see last week’s post on Angela Belcher’s use of bio-engineered viruses that produce components for the electronics industry
) that are not only cleaner and greener, but also may yield entirely new materials and products that can’t be produced by traditional manufacturing. To maximize commercial success for next-generation manufacturing, a diverse array of services may be needed, whether it is capitalizing on cleantech tax credits or devising the right IP strategy. The Legal Innovation HubSM
offers a gateway to next-generation manufacturing to identify which legal services may be relevant in this rapidly evolving business environment.