Esther Bell
Global IP Asset Mgmt
900 S. Gay Street, Ste 2107
Knoxville, TN 37902
Work Phone: (865)525-0848
Fax Phone: (865)525-9450
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  • December 2011 – present: Founder and CEO, Global Intellectual Property Asset Management, PLLC
  • April – December 2011: Shareholder, Pitts, Lake & Bell, P.C. 1319 Old Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37909. Risk analysis for global corporations; international licensing agreements, patent prosecution and litigation, copyrights, trademarks, as well as employment matters, marketing, client generation and related management matters for the firm.
  • 2011-present: Adjunct Professor, The University of Tennessee College of Law. 1505 W. Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1810. Course: Interviewing and Counseling.
  • 2001-2011: Attorney, United States Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration. Provide litigation and intellectual property legal services in support of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, B&W/Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex and Savannah River National Laboratory. Duties included serving as DOE counsel for classified and unclassified personnel security administrative hearings, international contract review, licensing and technology transfer, classified and unclassified patent prosecution, copyright, trademark, and internet law matters.
  • 2001-present: Pro bono legal services in support of various 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Duties include copyrights and contract law.
  • Summer 2000: Summer law clerk. Chief Justice Hardy Summers (retired 2003), The Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma, The State Capitol, Room 202, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. (405) 521-3830.
  • 1998-2000: Law clerk. Baker, O’Kane, Atkins & Thompson, 2607 Kingston Pike, Suite 200, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. (865) 637-5600.
  • 1991-2000: Professional pianist and piano instructor. Roberts Piano Studio, Knoxville, Tennessee. Average studio size: 48 students/week.
  • 1991: Music Faculty, Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tennessee. Taught music theory, ear training, sight singing, class piano, private piano and served as staff accompanist.
  • 1990: Music Faculty, Cadek Conservatory, the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Taught private piano to preparatory students and served as staff accompanist.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Tennessee College of Law
Year Licensed: 2001
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2001
Other Licenses: Oklahoma; E.D. Tennessee; U.S. Patent, U.S. Supreme Ct.,Rule 31 Civil Mediator
Section Membership(s): Intellectual Property Section, Estate Planning and Probate Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Science & Technology, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate, Entertainment & Sports Law, Animal Law, Ethics