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Kelly Kordzik

Mr. Kordzik brings his nanotechnology expertise and academic achievements to TNT Ventures as a Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board. He is a Principal in the Austin office of Fish & Richardson P.C., and he is the Chair of the firm's Nanotechnology Practice Group. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution in the areas of nanotechnology, software, computer networks, business methods, electronics, and telecommunications. He is also experienced in drafting technology-related agreements and licenses, as well as counseling clients on intellectual property portfolio management. Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm with over 400 lawyers in ten offices: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, New York, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. The firm is one of the largest firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law and the only firm with a truly national intellectual property practice. Founded in 1878, the firm represented Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers. The firm has again been named the #1 law firm in IP litigation, with a significant lead over its nearest competitor in the number of cases handled. The firm has also been recognized as having the largest IP practice in the world, with over 80 PhD's among its ranks.

Elected in 2004 as President of the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative, Mr. Kordzik is recognized as a leader in the field of nanotechnology. As a result of his foresight and leadership, the firm's nanotechnology practice represents many of Texas' most renowned scientists, companies and universities within this emerging field. Mr. Kordzik also served on the Advisory Boards of the Nanomaterials Applications Center, Nanotechnology Law & Business, and the Science, Technology & Society Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Kordzik holds a B.S.E.E from Texas A&M University, an M.B.A from the University of Houston and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

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