Dallas, Texas -- McKool Smith, P.C. is a lead sponsor of nanoTX ’06, a world-class conference and trade exposition to be held at the Dallas Convention Center Sept. 27-28.

The conference will feature 150 top minds of science and business from 30 different countries, as well as exhibits from nanotechnology firms from around the world. H. Ross Perot of Dallas, internationally renowned business leader and former presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the event on Sept. 27.

Presented by the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative, the event carries the theme “The Promise of Tomorrow—The Business of Nanotechnology.” Cosponsoring organizations include the Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas, the Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, the Metroplex Technology Business Council, and other businesses and education institutions from across the state.

“We’re very pleased to have a major presence at the conference and to support continued research into technology that promises innumerable applications in telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and many other industries,” says Mike McKool, founding partner at McKool Smith. “We’re at the cutting edge in protecting the integrity of intellectual property. Nanotechnology is the next frontier in that fight.”

Speakers will present the latest in nanotechnology research, and include such respected names as Dr. Ray H. Baughman, Director of the NanoTech Institute of the University of Texas at Dallas; Dr. Handel Jones, founder and CEO of International Business Strategies; Dr. Hans Stork, chief technology officer at Texas Instruments; and Jim Von Ehr, founder of Zyvex Corporation, one of the first molecular nanotechnology companies in the world.

McKool Smith has more than 85 attorneys in Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, handling commercial and intellectual property litigation for national and international clients. The firm is recognized as one of the premier litigation law firms in the United States, having earned significant courtroom victories for clients such as Electronic Data Systems, BearingPoint, Ericsson, Medtronic, Inc., and National Instruments.

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