EDWARD D. LANQUIST, JR.

Shareholder

edl@iplawgroup.com
615-242-2400

EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Tennessee, cum laude
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, cum laude
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Tennessee
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)

Co-founder of Patterson Intellectual Property Law, Ed Lanquist is an AV Preeminent-rated attorney. His practice is focused on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, intellectual property counseling, trademark prosecution, and technology law.

Ed’s more than 30 years of practicing intellectual property law have provided him with experience on most any IP issue. He has prosecuted over 150 patent applications and over 1,400 trademark registration applications. This vast IP prosecution experience lends itself well to the courtroom, where he has litigated over 170 intellectual property cases.

Ed uses his extensive IP prosecution and litigation experience when counseling clients on how to structure their IP portfolios, as well as considering the economic implications of IP protection and litigation. He has performed numerous patent studies, including freedom to operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions, and more than a thousand trademark use and registration opinions.

Ed also is extremely active in the legal community and with charitable organizations throughout the region. He serves on the board of several legal organizations and is the current General Counsel for the Tennessee Bar Association. His community service involvement is extensive, displaying his continuing commitment to the community at large.

 

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
  • Developed and implemented a trademark enforcement program for an international franchisor that has reduced trademark infringement
  • 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
REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS
  • 10,351,360    System and apparatus for print media manufacturing buffering and sorting, and corresponding method thereof
  •  D851,212     Dual nozzle sprayer
  •  10,279,156   Auto-replenishing, wound-dressing apparatus and method
  •  10,272,711    System and apparatus for book block binding and method thereof
  •  10,246,277  System and apparatus for print media manufacturing buffering and sorting, and corresponding method thereof
  •  10,226,092  Utility clip
  •  D840,120    Medium craft anchor winch
  •  D840,119     Small craft anchor winch
  •  9,946,807   System, method and computer program product for providing content based upon a representation of the same
  •  D813,176     Circuit breaker
  •  D812,717     Dual nozzle sprayer
  •  D812,711      Fishing lure
  •  9,814,227    Dual nozzle spray gun
  •  D800,868   Dual nozzle sprayer
  •  D799,634    Fishing pliers
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
Court Admissions
  • Approved Rule 31 Mediator by Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Various United States District Courts
Professional Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Past Chair
    • Patent, Copyright and Trademark Committee
    • Fellow
  • Harry Phillips Inn of Court
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Past President
    • Past Treasurer
    • Intellectual Property Committee
      • Past Chair
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee
      • Past Chair
    • Ad Hoc Committee for Online Continuing Legal Education
      • Past Chair
    • Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
    • Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • General Counsel (2016-Present)
    • Executive Committee
    • Intellectual Property Committee
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
    • Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Past President
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference
    • Bench/Bar Committee Chair
Professional & Community Service
  • Belcourt Theatre
    • Past Chair
    • Past Board Member
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Past Chair, James E. West District
    • Past Board Member, Middle Tennessee Chapter
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
    • Board Member
  • Hands On Nashville
    • Board Member (Governance Chair)
  • High Tech Initiative
    • Past Board Member
  • Leadership Nashville (Class of 2014)
    • Program Co-Chair  (Class of 2015)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid South Chapter
    • Two-time Past Chair and Past Board Member
    • MS150 Jack and Back
      • Cofounder
  • Nashville Entrepreneurial Center
    • Mentor, Project Music and Jumpstart Foundry
  • Nashville Technology Council
    • Past Board Member
  • Nashville Shakespeare Festival
    • Past Chair
    • Past Board Member
  • New Dialect
    • Board Member
  • Provides pro-bono services to nonprofit organizations in their attempts to protect their trademarks
  • Renewal House
    • Past Member of the Board of Trustees
  • University of Tennessee National Alumni Association
    • Past President, Davidson County Chapter
    • Former Governor
Presentations & Publications

Presentations

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

Publications

  • ABA Young Lawyers Division Magazine
  • Alabama Technology Today
  • Nashville Bar Journal
  • Tennessee Bar Journal
Professional Recognition
  • Best Lawyers®, “Lawyer of the Year” Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law, Nashville, 2010-Present
  • Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, 2021
  • Chambers and Partners Band 1 for Intellectual Property in Tennessee 2019, 2020
  • Law & Politics Magazine, Super Lawyer, 2005–Present. Law & Politics Magazine
  • Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Intellectual Property Star, 2015-Present
  • Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2003–09 (IP was not recognized between 2010-2012) and 2012-Present
Outside the Office
  • When it comes to food and whiskey, Ed Lanquist knows virtually every local restaurant and has one of the largest whiskey collections in Nashville.
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