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The Carbon Nanotube Patent Landscape
Volume 3, Issue 4

John C. Miller, Arrowhead Research Corporation
Drew L. Harris, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody

Carbon nanotubes could be used in products across several different industries ranging from electronics to materials to health care. Because of their enormous commercial potential, universities, start-ups, and corporations have aggressively sought patent protection on nanotube-based products. In this article, John Miller and Drew Harris engage in a detailed exploration of the carbon nanotube patent landscape. They identify key patents claiming compositions of matter, methods of production, and products incorporating nanotubes. The authors summarize potential patent invalidity arguments that may be raised against certain patents in the field and explain how the patent landscape impacts the commercialization of nanotube-based products. Finally, the authors propose a “Nanotube Patent Forum” as a means for industries to facilitate cost-effective licensing transactions between patent holders and manufacturers.

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