The Language of Nanotechnology and Its Role in Intellectual Property, Regulatory Settings, and Consumer Perception

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Abstract

One of the first lessons to which new law students are exposed is the critical role that language and word choice play in the legal field. Whether it is the interpretation of a contract between two parties or the meaning of a specific clause in a state law, every word is scrutinized and construed to determine the scope of what has been written. Even the U.S. Constitution is constantly being interpreted to determine whether new laws enacted by Congress and signed by the President are, in fact, Constitutional. Historical literalists, in fact, look to the literal meaning of the words that were first written in 1787 to determine the scope of this founding document [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fanelli Haag & Kilger PLLCWashingtonUSA

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