NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) -  Patterson Intellectual Property Law, in partnership with the Jumpstart Foundry in Nashville, has released an e-book titled "Ten Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Intellectual Property."

Authored by Ed Lanquist, managing partner at Patterson IP Law, and offered through the Jumpstart Foundry, the brief e-book details the steps every start-up should follow to protect itself, questions to ask a patent attorney, and planning for the future of the business.

The e-book is available as a free download at

"The e-book provides the traditional basics but also discusses that the IP solution is not a one size fits all and depends on the business goals of the entrepreneur," said Lanquist. "It also discusses planning the IP strategy based upon the company's investment and exit plans. While we discuss these issues with all of our clients, the e-book allows us to reach beyond that list to further educate the ever more sophisticated companies."

About Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

Founded in 1992, Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. is a full service intellectual property law firm, now with 20 attorneys, handling patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and domain name related matters for its clients. The firm was formed by a group of Registered Patent Attorneys to be the first law firm in Middle Tennessee to practice exclusively in intellectual property law. The office of Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. is located in the Roundabout Plaza, 1600 Division Street, Suite 500, Nashville, Tennessee. For additional information, visit

About Jumpstart Foundry

Jumpstart Foundry (JSF) is a healthcare-focused mentor-driven accelerator with one simple mission: Make Something Better™. Located in Nashville, TN, JSF is dedicated to being the home of healthcare innovation, helping entrepreneurs make something that truly makes a difference. During its 14-week program stretching from May to August, it provides knowledge, expertise, and partners needed to rapidly grow your business. With this proven process, JSF has graduated 37 companies that have gone on to raise over $26 million in follow-on capital. Visit for additional information.

Contact Information:

For additional information:
Deborah Varallo
615.367.5200, ext. 14

Varallo Public Relations, Nashville

Jim Roberts
Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.