Leadership

Intellectual Property Leadership

Chair
A.J. Bahou
Andre J. Bahou, Esq.
aj@bahoulaw.com
Twitter: @ajbahou
LinkedIn: ajbahou/
424 Church Street, Suite 2000
Nashville, TN 37219

A.J. Bahou is a mediator and registered patent attorney who practices in the area of Blockchain, data privacy, security, healthcare, and 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.

Immediate Past Chair
John Winemiller
Merchant & Gould, P.C.
jwinemiller@merchantgould.com
9717 Cogdill Road, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37932

As an attorney who represents a broad range of intellectual property clients from electronic pet products manufacturers and automotive parts suppliers to home builders and internet entrepreneurs, John is continually challenged to learn about new businesses and technologies and to apply legal principles in new and changing environments. His ability to understand and articulate complex concepts

East TN Delegate
Autumn Boyd
Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd
news@awbfirm.com
100 Cherokee Blvd. # 2109
Chattanooga, TN 37405

I currently counsel copyright owners across the United States in registering copyrights, addressing unauthorized use of copyrighted work, and filing lawsuits for infringement and related claims. My relatable, down-to-earth style assists clients in understanding and navigating complicated federal laws. I manage complex litigation efficiently. I draft compelling and clear, well-researched

East TN Delegate
Doug Johnson
Miller & Martin PLLC
djohnson@millermartin.com
LinkedIn: douglastjohnson/
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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

Speaker: ...

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

Middle TN Delegate
Kevin Christopher
Christopher Intellectual Property Law, PLLC
kevin@christopheriplaw.com
230 E Broad St Ste 201
Cookeville, TN 38501

Kevin is a registered patent attorney, marathoner, mountaineer, poet, engaged community member, and blessed father and husband. In other words, Kevin understands
having dreams, goals, vision, and responsibilities. In building your dream, Kevin will serve as your trusted and empathetic counselor. Kevin founded Christopher Intellectual Property in 2016, primarily to serve the needs of the

Middle TN Delegate
Edward Lanquist
Patterson PC
edl@iplawgroup.com
Twitter: EdwardLanquist
1600 Division St., Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203

Ed Lanquist is an AV-rated attorney who practices patent, trademark and copyright litigation, intellectual property counseling and trademark prosecution. He has litigated more than 120 IP cases, and has filed more than 150 patent applications and 1,200 trademark registration applications. He also counsels clients on the economic benefits and implications of IP protection and litigation.

Middle TN Delegate
Ryan Levy
Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
rdl@iplawgroup.com
1600 Division St.# 500
Nashville, TN 37203

Ryan Levy focuses on intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent litigation. He has represented international and domestic companies as both plaintiff and defendant in matters involving chemical formulations and related properties; large-scale industrial equipment; processes for roadway design; automotive equipment; and various software ranging from web-based protocols to

West TN Delegate
Hemant Gupta
Butler Snow LLP
hemant.gupta@butlersnow.com
P.O. Box 171443
Memphis, TN 38187
 
West TN Delegate
Shawn Sentilles
Adams and Reese LLP
shawn.sentilles@arlaw.com
Crescent Center, 6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100
 
Staff Coordinator
Jarod Word
Tennessee Bar Association
jword@tnbar.org
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Jarod Word is a Sections and Committees Coordinator at the Tennessee Bar Association. In that position, works with a number of the TBA's 32 sections and 16 committees, facilitating meetings, assisting with newsletters and ensuring they operate smoothly.

Prior to joining TBA, Jarod served as Project Coordinator for Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. While at LAS he