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Background

John Lane is the Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Houston office. In his fifteen years of practice, he has represented plaintiffs and defendants alike in scores of patent litigations, in courts throughout the country. His clients range from innovative, emerging start-up companies to the world’s largest technology companies. John’s expertise is in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, polymers, and oil and gas technologies, but he has also represented many clients in many other technology areas, such as consumer electronics, computer telephony, memory cards and industrial equipment.

John is a registered attorney in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to his patent litigation practice, for over ten years, he has represented clients in inter partes reviews, derivation proceedings, and reexaminations.

In 2017, Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000 rankings of the world’s leading patent lawyers noted that John is a “master of contentious matters; he has tried cases in myriad technology sectors; including dozens of pharmaceutical cases; and also has a spotless reputation in inter partes reviews.”

John earned undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering and biology at Auburn University. He attended Auburn on a swimming scholarship on Auburn’s highly-ranked NCAA swim team.  Before attending law school, he was a chemical engineer at Fluor, one of the world’s largest engineering companies.

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 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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