Wayne Beavers

Wayne Beavers


Wayne counsels corporate clients to maximize the protection and management of their intellectual property assets, primarily through the development of patent portfolios, both in the United States and internationally.

Wayne has over 40 years of experience in the practice of intellectual property law. He served as General Counsel to Gibson Guitar Corporation from 1995 to 1997 and has filed and prosecuted over 1,000 patents in the mechanical arts. His current practice is heavily focused on the filing and prosecution of patents and on conducting complex patent freedom to operate and/or infringement reviews for many of Patterson’s clients as they develop and introduce new products to the market, or as they conduct due diligence during the acquisition of new businesses.

Clients turn to Wayne to develop patent strategies leveraging the interplay between foreign and domestic patent application filings. His educational and professional backgrounds in engineering, law, and business enhance his ability to help clients achieve strategic business goals by developing robust intellectual property portfolios. Through his assistance, clients have amassed patent portfolios proving quite difficult for competitors to circumvent. Wayne is known as a leading mechanical patent prosecutor and additionally provides his experience for infringement analysis for high-stakes litigations. He also leads the development of new patent prosecutors at Patterson Intellectual Property Law with his established training program.

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Committee, Former Chairman
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section, Former President
  • Best Lawyers® The Best Lawyers in America for Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, & Trademark Law 2021; Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law 2022
  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” Nashville for Patent Law 2022
  • Chambers and Partners Band 3 for Intellectual Property in Tennessee 2019 – 2022
  • Super Lawyers, 2006, 2020


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Known as the expert fisherman of Patterson IP Law, there has never been a fish without fear when Wayne was near.