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Nanotechnology and Microtechnology

Nanotechnology crosses the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and material science. The field has potential applications in electronics, medicine, communications, manufacturing, and beyond. Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has brought together a key group of lawyers from our corporate, intellectual property and patent, environmental science, and products liability practice groups to form a multidisciplinary Nanotechnology/Microtechnology Practice Group.

The formation of the Nanotechnology/Microtechnology Practice Group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt follows formation of ONAMI -- an alliance among Oregon's three largest public universities, the Governor's office, the state's congressional delegation, legislature and industry that has targeted a key new area of economic opportunity for the Pacific Northwest.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is proud to be a founding sponsor of ONAMI - the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute ( which leverages the complementary research strength of Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Pacific Northwest Laboratory and private sector players such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel Capital and FEI. This unique collaboration among industry, academe, federal and state government and the legal community will be helpful in building a new generation of companies based on strong technology and innovation.

As evidenced by our continued involvement in ONAMI and our support of clients having a broad range of legal needs, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is committed to providing a team of lawyers who possess multidisciplinary skill sets to assist the growing market and challenging issues facing the nanotechnology and microtechnology industry.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt's Nanotechnology and Microtechnology team is prepared to work with emerging businesses, universities and other research institutions, spin-out companies or large Fortune 500 corporations. We have the technology experience and knowledge to assist you with your legal needs.

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