Hastings Cleantech Roundtable to Explore IP and Green Biz Law

I will be speaking at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law’s Third Annual Cleantech Roundtable in San Francisco this Friday, April 13th.

The event will explore the legal needs of clean tech companies with three panel discussions, each focusing on a different topic or phase of the clean tech company’s life cycle.

I will join Jonathan Axelrad of Wilson Sonsini and Bao Tran of PowerPatent on the first panel, entitled “Legal Issues in Launching a Cleantech Startup.”  This panel will look at some of the legal issues facing clean tech startups such as corporate structure, financing, and intellectual property protection.

The second panel is entitled “Making the Desert Bloom:  Key Issues in Developing Renewable Energy Projects” and will include distinguished panelists Jason Hannigan of GCL Solar Energy, Michael Ginsburg and Miles Imwalle of Morrison & Foerster, and Christopher Hilen of NV Energy.  Brian Orion, a partner at Environmental Advocates, will moderate.

The last panel is entitled “The Legal Minefield:  Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cleantech Industry.”  The distinguished panelists are Mark Mitchell, former COO, CVP and General Manager of Serious Energy, Mark Perutz of DBL investors, Greg Chin of Latham & Watkins, and Hastings Professor Abraham Cable.  Greentech Media Editor-in-Chief Eric Wesoff will moderate.

The Hastings Agenda includes more detailed descriptions of the panel discussions.

Also, see here for more information and to register for the event.  By the way, the event is FREE! 

I hope to see you there.

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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.