Stephen B. Maebius and Leon Radomsky, attorneys with Foley & Lardner's nanotechnology practice, just started sending out their own e-mail newsletters. They noticed an interesting passage in Nanosys' IPO registration statement:
- Interestingly, a number of other industry-specific (but not company-specific) risk factors are also noted in the IPO registration statement, including societal perception of nanotech, environmental risks, and potential applicability of export control law. These are shaping up to be risks for all of the nanotech companies who hope to follow with IPOs of their own.
If nanotech's business "poster child," and even the lawyers, understand the importance public perception plays in the ability to do business, I wonder when the government and business media will finally catch on?