Patterson Intellectual Property Law

Firm Update


Waddey & Patterson Receives “Best Law Firm” Ranking

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the national 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the second edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis.  Intellectual property law firm Waddey & Patterson has earned Tier 1 Rankings in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings among law firms in the Nashville area in the areas of intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law.  Waddey & Patterson achieved a Tier 2 ranking in copyright law.  Rankings are based on an intensive evaluation process which includes thousands of clients, attorneys and law firm representatives.

“We are honored to be recognized nationally for our work,” said Ed Lanquist, managing shareholder at Waddey & Patterson.  “From the start of the firm we have believed that providing the highest quality of service to our clients, wherever in the world that they may be, for even the most complex projects that they previously had to look to larger metropolitan firms, was reward by itself.  To be recognized by Best Lawyers is further affirmation that we are achieving that goal.”

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S.News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011.  The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers worldwide; the rankings in their entirety are posted online at