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Edward J. Quirk focuses his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent, trademark and copyright matters.

Ted has provided leadership as a founder and past President of the Nevada Intellectual Property Law Society. He serves and has served on the Boards of many community organizations, including serving as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, and Founder and Chair of its Foundation. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committees of the UNLV Foundation, and was a Founder of the UNLV Research Foundation.

Ted has served on the boards of the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, Desert Research Foundation, and is Honorary Commander of the Security Forces, Nellis Air Force Base. He has co-authored, with Mark Tratos, the Nevada chapter of the U.S. Trademark Association's State Trademark Law Handbook.


  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Copyright


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law; Patent Law; Trademark Law, 1992-2024
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Trademark Law, Las Vegas, 2015
  • Listed, VEGAS INC, "Top Lawyers," Intellectual Property, and numerous Super Lawyers publications
  • UNLV: Doctorate of Humane Letters (Honorary), 2010
    • President’s medal for service to the University and Community, 2007
    • Phi Kappa Phi ( Honorary), 2009
    • Silver State Award for service to the University and the community, 2015
  • Distinguished Nevadan Award from the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, 2018
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

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  • Fellow, The American Bar Association Foundation
  • Founder, Board Chairman, Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation
  • Member, Nevada Intellectual Property Law Society
    • President, 1984
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member and Past Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair UNLV Foundation  Boards of Trustees
    • Member, Past Chair, Executive, Finance and Investment Committees
  • Founder, Past Chair, UNLV Research Foundation
  • Founder, Board Member, Assistance League Philanthropic Foundation; past Treasurer
  • Board Member, National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement


  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1965
    • Member, McAuliffe Law Honor Society
  • B.Ch.E., Cornell University, 1961
  • Nevada
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office