Advance Nanotech Appoints Lowell I. Dashefsky as General Counsel
"Research and funding of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, can involve a myriad of legal challenges, such as those arising from issues of intellectual property rights," said Gittins. "Mr. Dashefsky has a tremendous amount of experience in helping early-stage companies navigate these issues. We are very pleased to announce his appointment and I look forward to working with him as Advance Nanotech continues to grow and expand."
“Research and funding of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, can involve a myriad of legal challenges, such as those arising from issues of intellectual property rights”
Mr. Dashefsky brings over eight years of broad technological legal expertise to Advance Nanotech. For the past five years he has been an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Transactions group. He represented clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, financial services, and information technology. Prior to his employment at Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Dashefsky was an associate at Fish & Neave in New York City where he practiced patent and trademark litigation.
Advance Nanotech is currently funding 21 portfolio companies in the electronics, biopharma, and materials industries. The firm provides services ranging from funding to human capital and research equipment essential to ensuring that the most promising companies can accelerate the path to rapid commercialization. In this way, investor exposure to any particular technology is mitigated with Advance Nanotech retaining the option to increase investment in those technologies that successfully mature.
About Advance Nanotech, Inc.
Advance Nanotech Inc. is dedicated to ensuring nanotechnology discoveries reach maximum market potential through successful commercialization. Advance is the trusted guide to commercial success for nanotech entrepreneurs spanning the globe, partnering with leading universities to provide scientists and researchers with mission critical infrastructure support to transform their discoveries to marketable solutions. The organization provides a range of services and support including financing, leadership assets and counsel on intellectual property, licensing and regulatory issues. With a portfolio of 21 companies developing technologies which offer potentially breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the electronics, biopharma and materials sectors, Advance's goal is to transform the potential for nanotechnology discoveries into innovative products that further evolve existing industries and enable new markets.
This document contains forward-looking statements by Advance Nanotech regarding its expectations as to its business, and involves risks and uncertainties and may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those addressed in the forward-looking statements.
Factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, problems and risks associated with developments in the nanotechnology industry in general and in Advance Nanotech's products under development in particular; the potential failure of Advance Nanotech's products under development to prove safe and effective in application; uncertainties inherent in the early stage of Advance Nanotech's products under development; failure to successfully implement or complete research programmes; failure to receive marketing clearance from regulatory agencies for our products under development; acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, licenses or strategic initiatives that change Advance Nanotech's business, structure or projections; the development of competing products; uncertainties related to Advance Nanotech's dependence on third parties and partners; and those risks described Advance Nanotech's filings with the SEC. Advance Nanotech disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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