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Ed Lanquist represents clients in matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property, and technology law.

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AI and Intellectual Property December 14, 2023
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Developed and implemented a trademark enforcement program for an international franchisor that has reduced trademark infringement.

Obtained a $2.7 million judgment in a trademark infringement matter.

Appealed a judgment against the client of another firm of a $7.4 million patent infringement verdict to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Biography


Mr. Lanquist's legal practice focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, intellectual property counseling, trademark prosecution, and technology law. With more than 30 years of practicing intellectual property (IP) law, he has legal experience with a variety of IP issues. He has prosecuted more than 150 patent applications and more than 1,400 trademark registration applications. This vast IP prosecution experience lends itself well to the courtroom, where he has litigated more than 170 intellectual property cases.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Lanquist co-founded a full-service intellectual property and technology law firm based in Tennessee, where he practiced for 30 years. Over the course of his career, he has developed intellectual property protection programs for at least 40 companies. He has also developed trade secret protection plans and has conducted due diligence on several corporate transactions.

Clients benefit from Mr. Lanquist's extensive IP prosecution and litigation experience. He counsels clients on how to structure their IP portfolios, as well as 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 1,000 trademark use and registration opinions. Additionally, he counsels clients on a wide variety of technologies including artificial intelligence and its effect on IP strategies. Mr. Lanquist speaks and has been nationally published on the intersection of AI and IP.

Mr. Lanquist provides pro-bono services to non-profit organizations in their attempts to protect trademarks.

  • 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 judgment on the pleadings asserted against a patent infringement client and maintained the judgment on appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the technology relating to dealer management and location devices.

  • Obtained a $2.7 million judgment in a trademark infringement matter.

  • Obtained an 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.

  • 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 a judgment against a former employee of a client for violation of the Uniform Trade Secret Act.

  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers – Intellectual Property (Tennessee ) (2019 – 2023)
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Litigation – Patent "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2022 Trade Secrets Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2021 Trademark Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2020 Litigation – Patent "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2018 Litigation – Patent "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2018 Trade Secrets Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2017 Litigation – Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2015 Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2014 Litigation – Patent "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2013 Litigation – Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville; 2012 Litigation – Patent "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law (2011 – present); Trade Secrets Law (2015 – present); Copyright Law (2021 – present)
  • Selected to Mid-South Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property (2007 – 2008, 2011 – 2023); Top 50 attorneys in Nashville and Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee (2023)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Magazine (2005 – present)
  • Named an "Intellectual Property Star" by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (2015 – present)
  • Named the "Best of the Bar" for Intellectual Property by Nashville Business Journal (2003 – 2009 and 2012 – present)
  • Named an "Attorney for Justice" by the Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Member – American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Past Chair – Young Lawyers Division
    • Fellow – Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Committee
  • Member – Harry Phillips Inn of Court
    • Program Committee Member (2022)
  • Member – International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member – Nashville Bar Association
    • Past President
    • Past Treasurer
    • Past Chair – Intellectual Property Committee
    • Past Chair – Continuing Legal Education Committee
    • Past Chair – Ad Hoc Committee for Online Continuing Legal Education
    • Fellow – Young Lawyers Division
  • Fellow – Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member and Trustee – Tennessee Bar Association
    • General Counsel (2016 – present)
    • President-Elect (2024 – 2025)
    • Vice President-Elect (2023 – 2024)
    • Executive Committee, IP Section
    • Fellow – Young Lawyers Division
  • Fellow – Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Past President – Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference
    • Chair – Bench/Bar Committee (2020 and 2022)
  • Nashville School of Law
    • Professor – Intellectual Property Law
  • Board of Directors – Hands on Nashville
    • Former Chair (2015 – 2023)
  • Member – United Way Executive Committee (2023—)
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  • D799,634 Fishing pliers
  • "2023 Intellectual Property Update," Tennessee Law Institute (October 2023)
  • "HospitalityTN Legal Symposium" (July 2023)
  • "Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets" (December 2022)
  • Faculty – Tennessee Law Institute
  • "Drafting Ethical Cease & Desist Letters," Tennessee Association of Corporate Counsel virtual (March 2021)
  • "Case Studies in Intellectual Property Law for Business," Tennessee Association of Corporate Counsel virtual (July 2020)

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1988, cum laude
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 1985, cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)
  • Approved Rule 31 Mediator by Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Various United States District Courts

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