For 40 years, Ed has focused his practice on intellectual property litigation including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried cases (both jury and bench trials) in numerous jurisdictions. He has been involved in cases in the U.S. District Courts in the following:

  • District of Arizona
  • Northern District of Alabama
  • Northern and Central Districts of California
  • District of Connecticut
  • District of Delaware
  • Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • District of Kansas
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Southern District of Mississippi
  • District of Nebraska
  • District of New Jersey
  • Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Western District of Tennessee
  • Eastern & Northern Districts of Texas
  • Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin

Ed also has had experience in the United States Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Commission. He is registered to practice in the United States Patent & Trademark Office and has represented clients in contested proceedings in that office.

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court
  • Fundraising for construction of new Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Auburn University


Commercial Matters

Campbell Soup Company et al. v. Midwest Processing, LLC et al., No 12-CV-608-WKW (M.D. Ala. 2014).
Obtained permanent injunctions and favorable settlement in action seeking injunctive relief and damages for trademark infringement and common-law torts stemming from Defendants’ alleged illicit scheme to divert unsalable food products for unauthorized distribution.

Related Attorneys: Thomas "Tom" W. Thagard, III, James C. "Jay" Lester, W. Edward Bailey

Related Services: Complex Litigation



  • World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leaders List for 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation: Intellectual Property and Litigation: Patent (2001 - present)
  • International Who's Who Legal - Patents



  • State Bar: Alabama, New York
  • U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle), New York (Eastern, Southern, Western)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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