Pitts & Lake focuses its practice on legal matters relating to intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, portfolio management, unfair competition, litigation, and other intellectual property matters. By focusing its field of practice, the firm is able to provide quality legal services in a complex area of the law at reasonable rates. The firm services all intellectual property needs, including the procurement of patents, trademark registrations and copyright registrations, intellectual property portfolio management, intellectual property licensing, patent transactions and strategic counseling, transfer agreements, international patent protection, and dispute resolution, including litigation, to enforce clients’ intellectual property rights and defend clients against charges of infringement of intellectual property rights. When appropriate, the firm can coordinate with its clients’ general legal counsel to ensure that the management of its clients’ intellectual property matters is consistent with the clients’ overall business plan.


The Pitts & Lake law firm originated in 1977 when Bob Pitts began a solo practice after practicing for several years with a large Chicago-based patent law firm. Based in Knoxville, Pitts & Lake has provided quality legal services relating to all intellectual property matters, both nationally and internationally, for over forty years. The firm was recently listed as the top small-sized law firm for intellectual property in the state of Tennessee.