California Law – Luce Forward Announces New IP Lawyer In Carmel Valley Office

SAN DIEGO (November 8, 2007) – Attorney Eric L. Lane has joined Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm, in its business/corporate litigation practice group. Lane will be an associate in the firm’s Carmel Valley office.

Lane specializes in all areas of intellectual property law, with experience in patent, trademark and antitrust litigation. He also counsels clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, filing copyright registrations, and providing patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions.

“We are excited for Eric to join with our other talented intellectual property litigation attorneys in providing first-class legal services to our clients,” said Robert J. Bell, Luce Forward’s managing partner. “Eric’s experiences early in his career have helped him to become an excellent source for information in intellectual property law, and the firm will benefit from his expertise.”

During the last year, Lane was an associate at Heller Ehrman LLP. Prior to that, he was an associate at Morgan & Finnegan, LLP, an intellectual property boutique, where be began to build his practice and knowledge of intellectual property law.

Lane, who is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, earned his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University School of Law in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University. He is also on the legislative committee for BIOCOM, a premier life science industry association in Southern California.

“I feel that Luce Forward is a great place for me to continue building up my intellectual property practice,” Lane said. “The firm has a great reputation in San Diego and throughout the state, and I look forward to working with the firm’s many successful attorneys and clients.”

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County, Rancho Santa Fe and San Francisco. For more information, visit

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