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 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, including the U.S. Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
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 is former chair of the Intellectual Property Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association and former chair of the Nashville Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section. He was recently appointed to Chair the Evolving Legal Market Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association, which focuses on the changing nature of the practice of law.