Licensing Execs to Feature Green IP


I’ll be speaking at the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter meeting next week as part of a panel on green IP.

Entitled “People Driving Cleantech:  IP Trends in the Renewable Energy Generation, Storage, Efficiency, Transportation, and Recycling Markets,” the meeting will explore the role of IP in the technological development and commercialization of some key clean tech subsectors.

Joining me on the panel will be Matt Rappaport, co-founder and managing director of patent analytics firm IP Checkups, Efrat Kasznik, president of IP consulting firm Foresight Valuation Group, and Aaron Enz, a partner at Watershed Capital, a corporate financial advisory firm.  Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media will be the moderator.

My presentation is called “Global Green Patenting:  Risks and Opportunities from the Fast Track to the Highway,” and will review the anti-patent policies proposed by the UN and developing countries in the recent international climate change treaty talks.  Such policies seek to weaken or eliminate green patents due to a belief that patents act as a barrier to international transfer of clean technologies.

My talk will highlight significant instances of clean tech transfer that belie the notion that green patents are acting as such a barrier. 

I will also provide an overview of some of the exciting opportunities in international green patenting such as the fast track programs offered by the United States, the UK, Korea, and others, which expedite processing and examination of clean tech patent applications.

The meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 23, 2011, from 11:30AM – 2:00PM at Santa Clara University.  More information about the event and registration info can be found here.

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Eric Lane

Eric Lane, the founder and principal of Green Patent Law, is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in New York and is a member of the bar in New York and California. Eric has more than two decades of experience working with wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software.