On Tuesday, June 3, 2008, Scott W. Cummings will present a session titled "How to Successfully Capitalize on Your Innovations" at this program presented by the Nano Science and Technology Institute. Cummings, a shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Alexandria office, has experience in a number of diverse technology areas such as clean energy, nanotechnology, medical devices, metallurgy, dental materials, inorganic chemistry, bearings, oil and gas exploration, military hardware and business methods.
The focus of Cummings' presentation will be on the intellectual property and corporate aspects of a typical odyssey from idea to product release. A simple three-step mantra is used as a framework to highlight best practices and potential pitfalls along the path to commercialization: (1) Protect It; (2) Refine It; and (3) Sell It or Form a Start-Up to exploit it.
Nanotech 2008 will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on June 1 - 5, 2008. For more information, visit the program website at http://www.nsti.org/Nanotech2008/.