Foresight Institute and the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
Gold Level Sponsors
Founded in 1982 by four idealistic young pioneers with a shared vision of decentralized, heterogenous computing systems, Sun Microsystems, Inc. has emerged as a global Fortune 500 leader in enterprise network computing, with over $8 billion in revenues and operations in 150 countries.
Zyvex is the first research and development company focused on developing an assembler for molecular nanotechnology. Started in April 1997, and headquartered in Richardson Texas, the company has hired its initial researchers and is building a lab capable of the task it has set itself. In spite of being a small company, with less than $20M in funding, Zyvex plans to achieve its goal in less than 10 years.
Silver Level Sponsors
Foley & Lardner
Founded in 1842, Foley & Lardner is one of the oldest and largest law firms in America. The firm has more than 750 attorneys in 14 offices nationwide practicing in five departments: Business Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Regulatory, and Tax and Individual Planning.
The firm’s highly skilled intellectual property attorneys and law clerks constitute one of the largest and most sophisticated technology groups in an integrated, general-practice law firm in the United States. The list of clients using Foley & Lardner to fill their intellectual property legal needs ranges from small entrepreneurial start-up companies to large international and multinational corporations. Foley & Lardner attorneys provide solutions and successfully service the needs of clients around the world.
Manatt Phelps Phillips
From the boardroom to the courtroom—on Capitol Hill or Embassy Row, in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the global marketplace and beyond—Manatt, Phelps & Phillips offers valuable legal and business solutions where content, commerce, technology and policy connect.
Home to more than 250 professionals who possess an incomparable level of depth, breadth and experience, Manatt is reputed for its innovative style and interdisciplinary approach. From our offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, we serve clients throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
NanoGram has developed core process technology enabling the manufacture of unique nanoscale compositions for optical, electronic, and energy storage applications and products.
Advanced Technology Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bronze Level Sponsors
JEOL Inc. is the Japan-based maker of electron microscopes, mass spectrometers, and other precision electronic equipment.
Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin
Howard Rice is a full-service law firm with creative lawyers who solve complex problems every day. We have built our nationwide reputation through anticipating and responding quickly to our clients’ needs with innovative solutions. We have over 140 attorneys in San Francisco, serving clients in the United States and worldwide, dealing with every kind of problem, including startup businesses, complex intellectual property and securities litigation, venture capital, securities and financial services.
NanoDevices leverages MEMS fabrication to enhance precision nanoscale metrology and to build a foundation in nanotechnology. Our state of the art nanofabrication facility enables us to meet our customers’ demands for consistency and quality while remaining the industry leader in microcantilever probe innovation.