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Business Observer Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 6 months ago

Area law firm expands services into Sarasota

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Edward Livingston is often sought out as outside intellectual property counsel and serves as an expert witness in such cases.

FORT MYERS — Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt PA, one of the largest law firms in Southwest Florida, is expanding its services to Sarasota with the addition of registered U.S. patent attorney Edward Livingston. 

Henderson Franklin, with offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples, will now have an office in downtown Sarasota, at 1990 Main St., suite 750, that will be open by appointment. 

Livingston is a Florida Bar Board Certified expert in intellectual property law and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to a press release. With 40 years of experience, Livingston is often sought out as outside intellectual property counsel and serves as an expert witness in such cases, the release adds. He assists clients by taking their inventions and business ideas from conception to reality. He works with inventors to obtain patents ranging from complex nanotechnology and medical devices to jewelry and business methods. He also helps clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, franchising and litigation. Throughout his career, he has been lead counsel in cases against corporate giants, including NASCAR, the release states. 

Livingston has a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts in aerospace and mechanical engineering. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, he earned an MBA from the University of Wyoming. Livingston received his J.D. from the University of Miami. Livingston served as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. 

Henderson Franklin has 60 attorneys who provide a range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate and land use and environmental law. 

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