Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Nanotechnology Patents

New classifications for nanotechnology in the Patent Office:
Searching: A new cross-reference classification (977) will likely include search areas for (i) nanostructures; (ii) computer software for nanostructure modeling; (iii) manufacturing, treatment, or detection of nanostructures; and (iv) specific uses of nanostructures. The new classification system is intended to both ease examination and inform applicants and the public of the ‘state of the art.’

Somehow, I don't think that this really fits with Foresight's vision of nanotech...

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