Ed Lanquist

Ed Lanquist

Ed Lanquist, shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law, was approved as a Rule 31 listed mediator. 

Mediators must achieve specific educational and training requirements to be listed and approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

“For more than 30 years, Ed has successfully counseled clients on the economic benefits and implications of intellectual property protection and litigation,” said Ryan Levy, managing shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law. 

“Ed has the knowledge and experience to assist the parties to develop solutions workable for both parties. His leadership skills provide him with the ability to smoothly negotiate and collaborate in the best interest of both parties. With all Ed has accomplished thus far in his professional life, we are fortunate to have him achieve another milestone as a Rule 31 listed mediator, which benefits our clients and future clients.”  

Lanquist was recognized as band 1 in intellectual property by Chambers, listed in Best Lawyers and Mid-South Super Lawyers and is a pre-eminent AV-rated lawyer who focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation, intellectual property counseling and trademark prosecution. 

He has litigated and performed appellate work in cases that involve patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade-dress infringement, right of publicity, copyright infringement, design patent infringement and trade-secret misappropriation cases. 

Currently general counsel for the Tennessee Bar Association, he also serves on the executive committee of the Intellectual Property Committee. 

He is a former chairman of the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Patent, Copyright and Trademark Committee. He is a past president of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, past president of the Nashville Bar Association, past treasurer of the Nashville Bar Association, past chair of the Nashville Bar Intellectual Property Committee, past chair of the Nashville Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee and past chair of the Nashville Bar Association ad hoc committee for online continuing legal education.  

His community service includes past chair of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, past chair of the Mid-South Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, past chair and board member of the Belcourt Theatre, board member for the Nashville Capital Network, board member of the Arts and Business Council, board member of New Dialect and board member of the Arts and Business Council. 

Lanquist received his juris doctorate with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1985. 

Founded in 1992, Patterson Intellectual Property Law is a full-service intellectual property law firm that handles patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and domain name-related matters for its clients. The firm was formed by a group of registered patent attorneys to be the first law firm in Middle Tennessee to practice exclusively in intellectual property law. The office of Patterson Intellectual Property Law is in the Roundabout Plaza at 1600 Division St., Suite 500, in Nashville. For more information, visit iplawgroup.com.

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