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Business Observer Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020 2 months ago

Law firm expands in region, names intellectual property partner

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Edward Livingston has more than 40 years of experience in patent law.

NAPLES — Taylor English Duma LLP, an Atlanta-based law firm, has expanded in the Southwest Florida market, naming longtime U.S. patent attorney Edward Livingston a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice.

Livingston, with more than 40 years of experience in patent law, is the ninth attorney to join Taylor English’s hybrid remote model since January, according to a statement. He’s based in Naples.

In addition to his patent law experience, Livingston has worked with trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, franchising and litigation, the release states. He has both defended inventors in copyright infringement cases, as well as successfully enforced his clients’ rights in court, including against large retail corporations.

Livingston has experience working with a variety of patents, including those involving medical devices, golf and other sports, computer software, jewelry, plants, tools, machinery, nanotechnology, novelty items, agriculture and farm equipment, pet related items and various business methods, the release states. In the field of trademark and copyright, he has helped his clients obtain copyrights for jewelry, books, music, and architecture. Prior to joining Taylor English, Livingston led his own law firms for 39 years. He previously worked in Miami and Orlando on patent, business, real estate, and bankruptcy matters.

Livingston also has technical experience of his own. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, worked for Pratt & Whitney aircraft developing engines for space shuttles and served five years in the U.S. Air Force as a Nuclear Missile Launch Officer. After leaving the Air Force, Livingston remained involved in the military, serving as a Judge Advocate General in the Air Force Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel.

 

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