About Green Patent Law

Green Patent Law was founded by Eric Lane to provide specialized intellectual property prosecution and counseling for its clients.  Green Patent Law helps businesses achieve the best IP protection possible in the most cost-effective way. In addition to offering unique expertise in clean technologies, Green Patent Law aims to meet the changing paradigm in client-attorney relationship that has been emerging in the last few years. An offering that centers around value to the client rather than hourly rates makes Green Patent Law a go-to law practice for innovative, cost-conscious businesses that appreciate the importance of intellectual property to their growth and prosperity.

Whether in clean technologies or other innovative fields, the clients of Green Patent Law gain a long term partner in their IP attorney, one that understands their business goals as well as their financial and market constraints and comes up with a comprehensive, cost-effective solution to meet their needs. 


The mission of Green Patent Law is to provide each and every client with individual attention, honest advice, exceptional service, and maximum value.  A collaborative approach to attorney-client relationship ensures that the IP strategy taken by Green Patent Law is fully aligned with it's clients business objectives and constraints, thus achieving the best possible protection for the client’s IP assets.

Green IP Expertise

Green Patent Law is the only small law firm in the United States with a special emphasis on IP in the clean tech industry.  Green Patent Law represents clean tech clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to multinational companies in technology areas such as solar PV, CSP, wind turbines, carbon capture, energy storage, and smart grid. 

Eric Lane brings to Green Patent Law an internationally recognized expertise in green IP issues.  He is the founder and author of Green Patent Blog - an award-winning website dedicated to discussion and analysis of intellectual property issues in clean technology.  His book, Clean Tech Intellectual Property: Eco-Marks, Green Patents, and Green Innovation, published by Oxford University Press, is one of the first comprehensive resource on issues at the intersection of IP and green technologies.  Eric is a frequent speaker on issues at the intersection of intellectual property and the clean tech industry, IP and green technology innovation, and IP and climate change. If it’s happening in Green IP, Eric has analyzed it in depth, written about it on Green Patent Blog, and spoken about it at an industry conference or legal symposium. Eric leverages his Green IP knowledge and expertise to provide the best possible advice and counsel in a dynamic and ever-changing clean tech industry.