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Edward D. Lanquist, Jr.

Managing Shareholder

Ed Lanquist is an AV-rated attorney who practices patent, trademark and copyright litigation, intellectual property counseling and trademark prosecution. He has litigated more than 160 IP cases, and has filed more than 150 patent applications and 1,300 trademark registration applications. He also counsels clients on the economic benefits and implications of IP protection and litigation.

Representative Patents

Representative Matters

  • Developed and implemented a trademark enforcement program for an international franchisor that has reduced trademark infringement and achieved positive cash flow
  • Favorably resolved a claim of patent infringement for a medical device company allowing it to pay no damages and have ample time to redesign its product
  • Obtained $2.7 million judgment in a trademark infringement matter
  • Obtained award of $1.7 million against the employee of a client for violation of the Uniform Trade Secret Act
  • Appealed a judgment against the client of another firm of a $7.4 million patent infringement verdict to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Obtained favorable settlement for an ecommerce company relating to a patent infringement suit
  • Performed multiple patent studies, including providing Freedom to Operate opinions, non-infringement opinions and invalidity opinions
  • Tried a patent infringement jury trial relating to rethermalization equipment
  • Resolved a copyright infringement matter involving medical billing software
  • Resolved a trademark infringement case relating to knives
  • Tried a trade secret and unfair competition case involving medical devices
  • Assisted a record company in successfully resolving a trademark infringement dispute with another company
  • Obtained a summary judgment of non-infringement for a sporting goods client in a patent infringement case and obtained affirmance of the summary judgment by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Obtained a summary judgment of invalidity for a materials sorting client in a patent infringement case and obtained affirmance of the summary judgment by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tried a trade dress infringement case relating to musical instruments
  • Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for an MP3 accessories company in a patent infringement suit
  • Obtained multiple summary judgments in a trade dress infringement case involving different musical instrument manufacturers
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order and a seizure order on behalf of a gaming machines client in a trademark and copyright infringement and trademark counterfeiting case
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of an entertainment client against the publisher of comic books in a right of publicity case
  • Obtained a judgment of trademark infringement for an entertainment client in a jury trial
  • Obtained a judgment of non-infringement for a religious publishing client in an arbitrated trademark infringement case
  • Obtained judgment against a former employee of a client for violation of the Uniform Trade Secret Act
  • Obtained $1.6 million judgment in a trademark infringement matter

Counseling

  • Performed many patent studies
  • Provided many Freedom to Operate opinions
  • Provided many non-infringement opinions
  • Provided many invalidity opinions
  • Developed intellectual property protection programs for at least 15 companies
  • Conducted due diligence on several corporate transactions
  • Developed intellectual property litigation plan
  • Provided more than one thousand trademark use and registration opinions

Education

  • J.D., with Honors, University of Tennessee, 1988
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, with Honors, University of Tennessee, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)

Court Admissions

  • Various United States District Courts
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships

  • General Counsel, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Past President and Past Treasurer, Nashville Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Nashville Bar Foundation, Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Divisions
  • Past Chair, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Patent, Copyright and Trademark Committee
  • Executive Committee, Tennessee Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Past President, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Past Chair, Nashville Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Past Chair, Nashville Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Past Chair, Nashville Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee for Online Continuing Legal Education

Professional and Community Service

  • Board Member, Hands On Nashville
  • Board Member, New Dialect
  • Board Member, Arts and Business Council
  • Past Chair and Past Board Member, Nashville Shakespeare Festival
  • Two-time Past Chair and Past Board Member, Mid South Chapter, Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Leadership Nashville (Class of 2014, Program Co-Chair of Class of 2015)
  • Past Chair and Past Board Member, Belcourt Theatre
  • Mentor, Nashville Entrepreneurial Center, Project Music, and Jumpstart Foundry
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees, Renewal House
  • Past Chair, James E. West District, Boy Scouts of America
  • Past Board Member, Middle Tennessee Chapter, Boy Scouts of America
  • Past President, Davidson County Chapter, University of Tennessee National Alumni Association
  • Former Governor, University of Tennessee National Alumni Association
  • Provides pro-bono services to nonprofit organizations in their attempts to protect their trademarks
  • Cofounder, MS150 Jack and Back
  • Past Board Member, High Tech Initiative
  • Past Board Member, Nashville Technology Council

Publications

  • Alabama Technology Today
  • ABA Young Lawyers Division Magazine
  • Nashville Bar Journal
  • Tennessee Bar Journal

Presentations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • National Business Institute
  • Southeastern Commercial Law Institute

Accolades

  • Named by National Law Journal as one of 2012 Tennessee’s Top Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law, 2010-Present
  • Law & Politics Magazine, Super Lawyer, 2005–Present
  • Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2003–09 (IP was not recognized between 2010-2012) and 2012-Present
  • Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Intellectual Property Star, 2015-Present

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