Ed Marquette

USA: Missouri

Kutak Rock LLP
2300 Main Street, Suite 800
Kansas City, Missouri 64108-2432
United States

Tel: 816.502.4646

Email: ed.marquette@kutakrock.com
Web: www.kutakrock.com

Ed Marquette is located in Kutak Rock’s Kansas City office and has a national practice focused on intellectual property (“IP”), technology, trade regulation, and healthcare matters. His IP practice includes brand and trademark counseling, protection, and enforcement. Ed’s technology-related practice encompasses technology development agreements and arrangements, E-commerce and Internet law matters, high-tech procurement negotiations and contracting, and product procurement and sourcing (especially sourcing in China). His trade regulation experience includes international and domestic (30 countries) distribution and franchising and complex domestic and cross-border competitor collaborations, including information sharing (within and without trade associations) and IP cross-licensing. Initially growing out of his franchising experience, Ed has developed a national reputation for legal matters affecting dentistry, including dental practice law compliance and reimbursement risks and issues.

Acting as a business partner with clients, Ed works alongside executives and boards of directors in formulating IP and product strategies, both offensive and defensive. He has helped structure national and international distribution systems, both franchised and non-franchised. In the field of dentistry, he has both freed unwitting dentists trapped in the grasps of questionable multi-practice enterprises and has assisted in structuring multiple location practices that comply with applicable dental practice laws.

Ed served on the ABA select Committee on the National Information Infrastructure and is the past Chair of the New Information Technologies Committee of the IPL Section of the ABA. He is presently the IPL Section’s Diversity Action Group Chair and, in addition, the IPL Section’s Liaison to the ABA’s Commission on Disability Rights. Ed was recently featured in the December 2018 issue of the ABA Journal. He has long been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, has been designated a Super Lawyer, and has been recognized as an IP Star.

The firm’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Groups are comprised of dozens of business-savvy attorneys practicing coast to coast. Deeply invested in our clients’ business and innovation goals, we partner with emerging companies and mature companies alike to realize the full potential of intellectual property and market portfolios in all stages of the business life cycle.

Our technology portfolio legal services are national in scale, yet local in presence. Local market presence translates to a deep understanding of market competition, state and local laws and regulations, and jurisdictional factors that affect business economics and legal outcomes. Deeply experienced in all facets of creating, growing and protecting a portfolio of intellectual property and innovation, we consider ourselves vigilant advocates and defenders of your ideas and mind-share. It is our goal to position you for profit whether you’re in it for the long haul or consider yourselves temporary guardians of your brand or market solutions.

We represent clients in all aspects of IP protection, from investigating, securing, maintaining, exploiting and transferring IP rights to resolving IP disputes through complex litigation or mediation. Because our IP attorneys typically are also involved in developing strategies for litigation, we bring that experience to the table in developing comprehensive offensive and defensive IP strategies. As IP becomes increasingly important to distinguish a company from its competitors, our big-picture approach allows us fiercely to protect our clients’ IP assets (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc.). Our body of work in the IP field provides us with the insight and tools to handle all types of cases, large or small, complex or straightforward. We bring this depth, strategic vision, technical understanding and legal expertise to each of our clients.

Because intellectual property plays such a prominent role in today’s evolving business environment, our team of IP attorneys regularly advises our clients in all aspects of patent law, including patent-ability searches and opinions, right to use opinions, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, patent prosecution and maintenance, and preservation for prior use rights of unpatented inventions.

Founded on a handshake among friends and a commitment to exceptional client service, Kutak Rock has grown into a national law firm of more than 500 lawyers with offices coast to coast. We represent business and governmental clients with collaborative teams and legal services that bring fresh perspective and redefine value.

Kutak Rock offers legal services that are aligned with the marketplace and showcase our attorneys’ background, skill and experience. Founded in finance, the firm has evolved to become one the nation’s leading business law firms, with service offerings that span business and corporate law, public finance, litigation and real estate law. We work together in integrated groups to enhance client service and cross-office practice development, foster innovation and unlock value for clients.


The Best Lawyers in America©, Intellectual Property Law, listed for more than 20 years
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