EDWARD D. LANQUIST, JR. is an AV rated lawyer who focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation, intellectual property counseling, and trademark prosecution. In addition to litigating more than one hundred and fifty cases, Mr. Lanquist has filed over one thousand trademark registration applications, over 150 patent applications, and performed in excess of 2,300 trademark clearance searches. He has litigated and performed appellate work in cases involving patent infringement, trade mark infringement, trade dress infringement, right of publicity, copyright infringement, design patent infringement, and trade secret misappropriation cases. Mr. Lanquist counsels clients on the economic benefits and implications of intellectual property protection and litigation. Ed received his J.D., with Honors, University of Tennessee, 1988 and his B.S., Civil Engineering, with Honors, University of Tennessee, 1985. Ed is General Counsel for the Tennessee Bar Association. Ed is a Past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Bar Association. He is a former Chairman of the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Patent, Copyright and Trademark Committee. Ed serves on the Executive Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee. He is a past President, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, a past Treasurer, Nashville Bar Association, a past Chair, Nashville Bar, Intellectual Property Committee, a past Chair, Nashville Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, a past Chair, Nashville Bar Association, ad hoc committee for online continuing legal education. Ed is the 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 – Nashville’s art house theatre, a Past Board Member for the Nashville Capital Network, a Board Member of the Arts and Business Council, a Board Member of the Nashville Technology Council, a Board Member of Hand on Nashville, a Board Member of New Dialect, and a Board Member of the Arts and Business Council.