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 and software and Internet security systems. With 17 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.
Represented the Sheriff’s Department of a Tennessee county in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding an electronic system to scan postal mail and eliminate contraband from the system.
Defended a charity foundation in trademark opposition proceedings regarding the use of the MUSIC CITY CARES trademark.
Advised a blockchain company regarding IP compliance, audits and due diligence.
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The Best Lawyers in AmericaÂ© (BL Rankings)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (for cases over $2 million)
Million Dollar Advocate Forum (for cases over $1 million)
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