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Background

John Lane is the Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Houston office. He represents clients throughout the country in all aspects of intellectual property cases, from pre-suit investigations through appeals. He has handled cases involving biotechnology, medical devices, consumer electronics, software, computer telephony, memory cards, polymers, industrial equipment and many other technologies, and has litigated over a dozen Hatch Waxman cases.

In addition, Mr. Lane is a registered patent attorney and represents clients in post-grant proceedings, including reexaminations and inter partes reviews. He also regularly advises investment banks and other clients on intellectual property matters related to mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Lane is extremely committed to pro bono work. He has tried over a dozen cases for pro bono clients and has spent thousands of hours over the past decade representing death row inmates, a holocaust survivor, the city of Houston, and several non-profit groups.

Mr. Lane received his law degree from The University of Texas in 2002. Before that, he attended Auburn University on a swimming scholarship and earned undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering and biology. He also attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine for two years.

Education

J.D., University of Texas Law School 2002
Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal


B.S., Auburn University 1994
Chemical Engineering
cum laude


B.S., Auburn University 1989
Biology

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2001
  • Texas 2007
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Other Distinctions

​Publications

"My Intellectual Property Licensor is Bankrupt – Now What?​" Fish Litigation Blog, September 2016. 

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