Moving Forward with McKenna Long & Aldridge (and Building the Green IP Team)


I am pleased to announce that as of today Luce Forward has combined with McKenna Long & Aldridge (McKenna).  

McKenna is an international law firm, and with the merger, has 575 attorneys and public policy advisors in 13 offices and 11 markets.

The firm has a dynamic and talented Intellectual Property & Technology (IP) group with great depth in prosecution, litigation, and licensing and plenty of experience counseling clean tech clients.

Also, Luce Forward’s climate change lawyers will join forces with McKenna’s interdisciplinary Climate, Energy and Sustainability (CES) practice group.

The merger is particularly exciting for me as I will bridge the IP and CES groups and will be spearheading the Green IP initiative.  In this role, my charge is to expand upon a solid foundation of green IP experience and build a strong team focused on green IP issues and service. 

This space will continue to bring you the latest green IP news, and you are likely to see some new contributors from McKenna along the way.

More information on the merger can be found in the press release 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.