Nanotechnology and the Law

Posted On December 4, 2013
Categories CLHS, Faculty

ATLANTA – On April 3, assistant professor Yaniv Heled’s Law and Emerging Technologies seminar students toured the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Nanotechnology Research Center (NRC). The visit was hosted by senior research scientist Dr. David Gottfried.

As a leader in nanoscience and nanotechnology research, the NRC provides resources including space, high-tech equipment, and staff with the expertise needed for science and engineering research. Nearly 600 researchers from Georgia Tech, other universities, private companies, and the government use the facility each year.

Over the course of the semester, the students discussed the legal issues that may arise from development of new technologies, such as compliance with safety regulations and intellectual property disputes. The visit provided the students with an opportunity to see firsthand an impressive research facility and also to gain context for the legal issues affecting research in this cutting-edge area of technology.

Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08)
Associate Director
Center for Law, Health & Society