Jack Waddey is a mediator of complicated, sophisticated disputes in intellectual property and business breakups. In Chambers USA 2021, he was recognized in the nationwide Mediators category at the Band II level, consisting of the top 35 mediators in the U.S. Additionally, he has been named a "go-to" mediator by the Nashville Post, and he is one of 15 mediators on the International Trademark Association panel of mediators for trademark disputes. Jack's history as the leading patent attorney in the area makes his views and counseling on intellectual property strategy a critical component to the long-term success of his many clients, both in terms of profitability and competitive positioning.
Over the past two decades, Jack's practice has increasingly concentrated on Alternate Dispute Resolution, and he has gained a reputation locally, regionally and nationally as the go-to mediator for difficult IP and commercial cases. He is a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.
Jack's legal career has focused on intellectual property law and protecting valuable intellectual property assets for clients in a wide range of industries. He views intellectual property strategy as a critical component to a company's long-term success both in terms of profitability and competitive positioning. Over the course of his career, he has assisted clients in obtaining more than 200 patents and developing and managing intellectual property portfolios comprised of thousands of patents and trademarks. His experience includes intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country and United States Courts of Appeal.
Highly sought after for his experience and insight, Jack enjoys working with startup companies that are developing new products and technologies as well as advising established organizations that require enhanced IP protection as part of its overall business strategy when they expand into new markets or face new competition.
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