About Luedeka Neely

Firm Overview

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.


Local Firm.
Global Reach.

Serving Clients for Over 50 Years


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.

Today, from its Knoxville office, 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

*LAST UPDATED 06/17/2019

Our Services


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.

Trade Secrets

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.

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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


Business Methods

Consumer Products


Materials Science

Military & Security



Automotive, Boating & Transportation

Chemical Compositions & Processing

Electronics & Telecommunications

Heavy Equipment

Machine Monitoring

Medical Devices


Sports & Fitness


Computer Hardware & Software

Food & Beverage

Machine Design

Marine Equipment


Power Tools

Waste Treatment System

Featured Clients

Protecting Intellectual Property for Clients Around the World

Women's Basketball Hall of FAme

University of Tennessee

our client Clayton Homes

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Recent Blog Posts

Summaries of Recent IP Law Cases

Summaries of Recent IP Law Cases

Luedeka Neely attorneys provide analysis of recent precedential intellectual property law cases for the period of August - September 2022. In re Killian (Fed. Cir. August 23, 2022) - Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)Appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal...

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