L. Wayne Beavers - Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

L. Wayne Beavers

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 615-242-2400

Mr. Beavers' practice focuses on counseling corporate clients regarding the protection and management of their intellectual property assets, especially patents and trademarks, both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Beavers has 30 years experience in the practice of intellectual property law. He served as General Counsel to Gibson Guitar Corp. from 1995 to 1997. He has filed and prosecuted over one thousand patents in the mechanical arts. Mr. Beavers' current practice is heavily focused on conducting complex patent freedom to operate and/or infringement reviews for many of the firm's clients as they develop and introduce new products to the market, or as they conduct due diligence during the acquisition of new businesses. Recent engagements include such reviews in the fields of:

  • Medical devices
  • Infant nutritional formulas
  • Road construction equipment
  • Industrial cranes
  • Materials handling equipment for recycling
  • Sensor technology for materials recycling
  • Industrial water heating equipment
  • Reinforcing structures for pre-stressed concrete
  • Automobile tire designs
  • Automobile tire manufacturing equipment
  • Toys
  • Pool filtration equipment



  • M.B.A. Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, 1998
    • Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1977
    • Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review
    • Member of the Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)
  • Oklahoma

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Nashville Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Association
  • Former President, Oklahoma Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section

Client Comments

"With the help of Wayne Beavers we adopted a completely new IP strategy for the U.S. It is not only the first class quality of his legal advice but the holistic character of his advice. He executes orders, evaluates them in the wider context of our aim and offers comprehensive solutions. We are convinced that you'll never find more value for your money. We rate the value of his work as extraordinarily high. However, his commercial awareness is perfectly distinctive and at any point in time he is focused to quote the most favorable course of action for us. Our communication is absolutely effective and despite the time shift, we would say he is available 24/7 to us by any channel."

-Martin Lenz
Director Intellectual Property
Wirtgen GmbH

Office Location

Roundabout Plaza, Suite 500
1600 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Nashville Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Patent Law of the Nashville Metro Area
L. Wayne Beavers has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!L. Wayne Beavers has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law
Trade Secrets Law
Trademark Law