Intellectual Property Leadership

East TN Delegate
Alicia Oliver
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450

Alicia Oliver practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property, advertising and entertainment law. She works with clients on branding strategies and regularly handles the prosecution of trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as prosecution and defense of Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S

Mark Graham
The Graham Law Firm, PLLC
PO Box 2269
Knoxville, TN 37901

Born, Toccoa, Georgia, August 9, 1955. Graduated, BS Chemical Engineering, cum laude, University of Tennessee 1981, Doctor Jurisprudence, cum laude, University of Tennessee 1985. Admitted to practice as Registered-Certified Patent Lawyer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1986, Admitted United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit,

East TN Delegate
Doug Johnson
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Founder - Miller & Martin Intellectual Property Practice Group;...

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♦ Design Patents and the Hague Agreement concerning international registration of industrial designs.
♦ Interplay of Copyright, Trademark, and Design Rights
♦ Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights ....

Past President - Tennessee Intellectual

Immediate Past Chair
Hemant Gupta
Butler Snow LLP
P.O. Box 171443
Memphis, TN 38187
Middle TN Delegate
A.J. Bahou
Prism Technologies LLC
750 Old Hickory Blvd, Bldg 2 - Suite 150
Brentwood, TN 37027

A.J. Bahou is a registered patent attorney who practices in the area of intellectual property law, including litigation management of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. He has extensive experience in all aspects of patent infringement litigation, from pre-complaint investigation through trial and appeal. Mr. Bahou has worked on cases involving varying technologies such as

Middle TN Delegate
Rebecca Barnett
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
20 South Dudley Street, Suite 802
Memphis, TN 38103

Rebecca Barnett is a Registered Patent Attorney and Counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group. Her practice is focused on developing and maintaining domestic and international patent portfolios, primarily in the biological, chemical and mechanical arts.

Ms. Barnett prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications and counsels clients on issues of

Middle TN Delegate
Paul Kruse
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
511 Union St., Ste. 1600
Nashville, TN 37219

In today’s competitive environment where the quality and price playing fields are increasingly level, trademarks are often the only way consumers differentiate one company from another. Consequently, trademarks play a critical role in driving new and repeat business.

Paul Kruse helps clients of all kinds protect their trademarks with high quality, creative and comprehensive services

Middle TN Delegate
Edward Lanquist
Patterson PC
1600 Division St., Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203
Middle TN Delegate
Ryan Levy
Patterson PC
1600 Division St.# 500
Nashville, TN 37203
Newsletter Editor
Judy Goans
Nathan Associates Inc.
1422 Eagle Bend Dr
Clinton, TN 37716

Judy Winegar Goans works primarily in the area of development assistance, where she provides legislative drafting and other assistance to help countries strengthen their intellectual property systems and prepare for membership in the World Trade Organization. She is the author of Intellectual Property Principles and Practice, a comprehensive intellectual property text that has been used in