Edward D. Lanquist, Jr.

Professor of Intellectual Property & Technology Law
Voice: 615-242-2400

1600 Division Street, Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203

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Registered Patent Attorney

Firm, Company, or Court                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Co-Founder, Patterson Intellectual Property Law

Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S.

Juris Doctor
University of Tennessee College of Law, 1988

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1988

Professional Memberships & Activities
Tennessee Bar Association

Co-founder of Patterson Intellectual Property Law, Ed Lanquist is a Chambers Band 1 attorney and has received recognition from Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other sources. 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.

  • Best Lawyers®, “Lawyer of the Year”: Litigation – Patent, Nashville 2012; Litigation – Intellectual Property, Nashville 2013; Litigation – Patent, Nashville 2014; Patent Law, Nashville 2015; Litigation – Intellectual Property, Nashville 2017; Trade Secrets Law, Nashville 2018; Litigation – Patent, Nashville 2018; Litigation – Patent, Nashville 2020; Trademark Law, Nashville 2021; Trade Secrets Law, Nashville 2022
  • Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law – 2011-Present
  • 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
  • Tennessee Supreme Court “Attorney for Justice”