Eric L. Lane

 
Eric Lane
Eric L. Lane
Adjunct Professor
Supervising Attorney, USPTO Trademark Law School Clinic
J.D., George Washington University Law School;
B.A. (Biology), Wesleyan University
Phone: (619) 818-6043

Professor Lane is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney. He specializes in helping technology companies build, grow and manage their patent and trademark portfolios, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy and other areas of green technology. Professor Lane is the author of Clean Tech Intellectual Property:  Eco-marks, Green Patents, and Green Innovation (Oxford University Press 2011) and the founder and author of Green Patent Blog, the leading law blog covering intellectual property issues in clean technology. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Duke Law & Technology Review, the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal, and the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law. Professor Lane is Of Counsel at McKenna Long & Aldridge in San Diego, where he is part of the Climate, Energy & Sustainability practice group and the Intellectual Property & Technology practice group.

 

Courses include:

Introduction to IP Practice; Trademark Clinic; IP Practicum; Green Technology, Climate Change, and IP Law

 

Scholarships

BOOKS

Clean Tech Intellectual Property: Eco-marks, Green Patents, and Green Innovation (Oxford University Press 2011)


ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND ARTICLE-LENGTH WORKS

Greenwashing 2.0, 38 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 279 (2013), available at http://columbiaenvironmentallaw.org/issues

Clean Tech Reality Check: Nine International Green Technology Transfer Deals Unhindered by Intellectual Property Rights, in intellectual property, innovation, and the environment (with Peter Menell and Sarah Tran ed., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2013) (originally published in 26 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 533).

Keeping the LEDs On and the Electric Motors Running: Clean Tech in Court After eBay, in intellectual property, innovation, and the environment (with Peter Menell and Sarah Tran ed., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2013) (originally published in 2010 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 13).

Greenwashing 2.0, Colum. J. Envtl. L. (forthcoming 2013)

Building the Global Green Patent Highway: A Proposal for International Harmonization of Green Technology Fast Track Programs, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1119 (2012)

Keeping the LEDs On and the Electric Motors Running: Clean Tech in Court After eBay, 2010 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 13 (2010)

Clean Tech Reality Check: Nine International Green Technology Transfer Deals Unhindered by Intellectual Property Rights, 26 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 533 (2010)

Consumer Protection in the Eco-mark Era: A Preliminary Survey and Assessment of Anti-Greenwashing Activity and Eco-mark Enforcement, 9 J. Marshall. Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 742 (2010)

The Federal Circuit's Inducement Conflict Resolution: The Flawed Foundation and Ignored Implications of DSU Medical, 6 J. Marshall. Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 198 (2007)

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Presentations

Clean Tech Reality Check: Are Green Patents the Red Herring of International Climate Change Policy?, Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting, JW Marriott, San Antonio, TX (September 9, 2012)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Learning Lessons from the Fast Track and Building the Global Green Patent Highway, 12th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA (August 9, 2012)

Using the USPTO's Back Door and Other Strategies for Getting Green Patents Fast, New Energy Symposium, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, New York (July 18, 2012)

Building the Global Green Patent Highway, America Invents Act panelist, Notre Dame Law School Intellectual Property Symposium, Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN (March 2, 2012)

Are Green Patents the Red Herring of International Climate Change Policy?, Workshop on IP, Technology, and Climate Change, Delft University, Amsterdam, Netherlands (November 14, 2011)

Global Green Patenting: Optimizing Your International Patent Filing Strategy, Green IP Congress, Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA (April 28, 2011)

Greenwashing in Context, American Intellectual Property Law Association Mid-Winter Meeting, Peabody Hotel, Orlando, FL (February 3, 2011)

Greenwashing in Context: Commercial Consumers, Cleantech Counterfeiters, and Eco-mark Enforcers, John Marshall Law School Green Issue Symposium, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (April 9, 2010)

IPR and the UNGCCC: The Latest on the Tech Transfer Debate, Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal Symposium, Santa Clara Law School, Santa Clara, CA (January 29, 2010)

Keeping the LEDs on and the Electric Motors Running: Clean Tech in Court After eBay, Duke University School of Law Intellectual Property & Cyber Law Society Eighth Annual Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Symposium, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC (February 6, 2009)

News

  • Professors Simon and Lane Present at Cardozo Conference
    September 17, 2013
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professors Brenda Simon and Eric Lane were presenters at the 13th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (...
  • IP Practicum
    June 14, 2013
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s groundbreaking IP Practicum has just completed its first three-week run and has been a major success.  ...