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A.J. Bahou

Partner
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615.850.8542 direct
Assistant
Bonnie Anoskey
615.850.8179 direct
bonnie.anoskey@wallerlaw.com

A.J. Bahou is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on the intersection of law and technology. A registered patent attorney, trial lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, A.J. has extensive experience in the areas of electrical and computer engineering technologies, including Blockchain, virtual reality, medical devices, computer hardware and software, and Internet security systems. With 15 years of patent litigation experience, A.J. handles the full spectrum of intellectual property litigation from pre-complaint investigation through trial and appeal in matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and commercial disputes. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in IP litigation in jurisdictions across the United States.

A.J. often serves as outside general counsel for technology companies that value his assistance with patent prosecution and enforcement as well with the drafting of employment and independent contractor agreements that are critical tools in the protection of intellectual property assets.

A significant segment of A.J.’s practice involves emerging technologies, most notably Blockchain and artificial intelligence. He has filed patent applications for clients that are utilizing distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence/machine learning tools in educational, marketing and healthcare contexts.

Professional and Industry Leadership

A.J. serves on the Boards of Directors of LaunchTN, the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Information Systems Security Association and the Tennessee Intellectual Property Association. He currently chairs the Intellectual Property Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association and is the former chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section. He was recently appointed to the Evolving Legal Market Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association which focuses on the changing nature of the practice of law.

Education
  • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center,
    • Senior Articles Editor, IDEA® The Journal of Law and Technology
  • LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center, Intellectual Property
  • M.S., with honors, Johns Hopkins University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
  • B.S.C.E., Tennessee Technological University
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland, Inactive
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
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