About Luedeka Neely
At Luedeka Neely, our attorneys and staff are driven to help our clients secure their intellectual property. It is our sole focus. Let us put our expertise in patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, IP licensing, and IP litigation to work for you.
Luedeka Neely is a law firm that handles all facets of intellectual property, including preparation and prosecution of patent, copyright and trademark applications, licensing, and litigation. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, our clients rely on us to maximize the value of their intellectual property in domestic and international markets.
With roots in Chicago, Illinois, the firm was founded in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1968 by Edwin M. Luedeka and focuses exclusively on intellectual property legal services. In 1982, Andy Neely joined the firm and Luedeka Neely was born shortly thereafter. Luedeka Neely has experienced continued success and has continued to grow its practice and clientele since that time.
In the fall of 2015, Luedeka Neely expanded beyond its Knoxville office and opened a second location in Asheville, North Carolina. Today, from its Knoxville and Asheville offices, Luedeka Neely continues to specialize in intellectual property law, with patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets and rights of publicity being the focus of the firm’s practice.
Years in Practice
U.S. Patents Issued
U.S. Trademarks Registered
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We draw upon the legal and technical expertise of our patent attorneys to provide patent prosecution services that maximize the value of our clients’ patent portfolios.
We help our clients protect their trademarks and service marks by preparing, filing, and prosecuting trademark applications, and maintaining and renewing trademark registrations.
We advise clients on copyright issues involving many types of copyrighted works, such as software, musical recordings, books, motion pictures, sculptures and architectural works.
We provide expertise in licensing of all types of intellectual property assets, including patents and technology, trademarks and corporate brands, and portfolios of copyrighted material.
Our litigators team with our patent prosecution attorneys – all having engineering backgrounds – to address the complex technological and scientific issues that often arise in patent cases.
We help clients avoid theft of their intellectual property by advising them about best practices in protection of trade secrets.
IP Due Diligence
We help companies, venture capitalists, and investment banks evaluate and protect IP and achieve their business goals through freedom to practice analyses and patent portfolio audits.
Luedeka Neely has been helping creators and innovators secure their intellectual property for half a century. Start protecting your IP with Luedeka Neely's experienced attorneys today.
Technical Experience and Industries Served
Our intellectual property practice covers a broad range of technology sectors
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The Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn) recently recognized the attorneys of Luedeka Neely for their knowledge of Geographical Indication (GI) laws and practice. Luedeka Neely is one of only two law firms in the United States...
We are excited to announce the opening of Luedeka Neely’s new office in Asheville, NC, and the addition of Steve Schnedler to our team of Intellectual Property attorneys. Steve is overseeing operations of the Asheville office, which is located at 138 Charlotte St.,...
Luedeka Neely has again ranked among the top 100 U.S. trademark firms, according to a survey conducted by Intellectual Property Today, a monthly publication that addresses legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law. Firms are ranked according to the number...