​Adelee Traylor is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group. She focuses her practice on counseling companies and research institutions in connection with domestic and international technology acquisition, licensing, intellectual property protection and technology commercialization activities. She also prosecutes patents in diverse technology areas. She was selected as one of Nashville’s 2019 Top 30 Under 30 by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014
  • Texas, 2020
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Civic Involvement

  • Moves & Grooves, Inc.
    • Board Member, 2019
    • Student Mentor and Volunteer
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Room In the Inn, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Pro Bono Attorney


  • BL Rankings, The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Patent Law, 2022
    • Ones to Watch, Technology Law, 2022
  • Nashville's Top 30 Under 30, Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2019
  • U.S. Patent Attorney

Education & Honors

  • University of Oklahoma, J.D., 2014
    • Dean's Honor Roll
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity
    • Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology
  • University of Oklahoma, M.P.H., 2014
  • University of Central Oklahoma, B.S., Biology, magna cum laude, 2010
    • Dean's Honor Roll
    • President's Honor Roll
    • Academic Excellence Scholar
  • Certified Biomedical Researcher, Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)


  • Prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications in diverse technology areas, including biotech, chemical, mechanical and electrical arts.
  • Patentability analyses, prior art searching, opinion preparation, licensing, and patent portfolio management.
  • Comprehensive management of international trademark portfolios, including prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement.
  • Representation of clients before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings in United States.
  • Counsels clients with intellectual property infringement matters, including licensing and litigation strategies.
  • Representation of companies in commercial transactions, including drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, software agreements and asset purchase agreements.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “Well, Doc, We Made It Past 2020,” Intellectual Property Law Forum, Tennessee Bar Association, April 22, 2021.
  • Panelist, “Career Development: Making Moves,” MENT Women’s Conference, Oxford, Miss., February 29, 2020.
  • Author, “Intellectual property 101: What is it and why should you protect it?Nashville Business Journal, Memphis Business Journal, November 25, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Graphene Intellectual Property Landscape,” Graphene Innovation & Research Conference, November 2019.
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property Protection in Graphene,” Global Graphene Expo and Conference, October 2018.
  • Presenter, “Third Party Use of Intellectual Property,” In-House Counsel CLE, March 2017. 
  • Co-Presenter, Intellectual Property Protection, Butler Snow In-House Counsel CLE, Nashville, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn; December 2016. 
  • Author, “Paying for Software Development? Make Sure You Own It!,” Mississippi Business Journal, August 2016. 
  • Author, "What’s in a Name? FDA Proposes New Guidance on Naming for Licensed Biosimilars,” Pro Te: Solutio, Vol 8, No. 4, February 2016.