Eric Lane, the founder and principal of Green Patent Law, is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in New York. With both a life sciences degree and recognized expertise in green technology, Eric has a deep understanding of a range of technologies including renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software. Eric brings to his practice more than a decade of experience handling a wide range of complex IP issues at major law firms.
Eric is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the George Washington University Law School and is a member of the bar in New York and California.
Eric Lane 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 resources on issues at the intersection of IP and green technologies.
Eric has published articles on a wide range of legal subjects in such publications as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law, the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal, the Duke Law & Technology Review, New York Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Newsletter and Mealey’s (Lexis-Nexis) Litigation Report on Intellectual Property, IPLaw360, New Matter, and the San Diego Daily Transcript.