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Go-to attorney for IP, tech innovation in Tennessee

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, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, medical devices, computer hardware, software, and Internet security systems. With 19 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, including the U.S. Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. A.J. has litigated cases with over a billion dollars of products at issue. 

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.

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  • Education
    • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire
      • Senior Articles Editor, IDEA® The Journal of Law and Technology
    • LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire, 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
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Federal Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. District Courts, All Courts in Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Recognitions
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021-2023
      • Patent Law, 2023
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
      • Intellectual Property, 2018-2021
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (for cases over $2 million)
      • The Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4,000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
    • Million Dollar Advocate Forum (for cases over $1 million)
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court (Barrister)
    • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Directors, LaunchTN, 2011-present
    • Member, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association President, 2014-2015 Member, Board of Directors, 2010-present
    • Member, Board of Directors, Middle Tennessee Chapter, Information Systems Security Association, 2017-present
    • Chair, Tennessee Bar Association Intellectual Property Executive Council, 2017-2018
    • Chair, Nashville Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, 2012-2014
    • Executive Council, Tennessee Bar Association, General Practice Section, 2012-2014
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