Intellectual Property Leadership

Hemant Gupta
Butler Snow LLP
P.O. Box 171443
Memphis, TN 38187
Immediate Past Chair
A.J. Bahou
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Twitter: @ajbahou
LinkedIn: ajbahou/
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville , TN 37219

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...

East TN Delegate
Autumn Boyd
Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd PLLC
Facebook: AutumnWittBoyd
LinkedIn: autumnwittboyd
240 Forest Ave. #403
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Autumn Witt Boyd is an experienced copyright and trademark lawyer who helps ambitious entrepreneurs. The Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd PLLC is the go-to law firm for successful creative and online business owners, including e-commerce and SAAS companies.

We help the leaders of dynamic online and creative businesses achieve their next-level goals.

We love helping businesses as...

East TN Delegate
Doug Johnson
Miller & Martin PLLC
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 ....

Past President - Tennessee Intellectual...

East TN Delegate
John Winemiller
Merchant & Gould, P.C.
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...

Middle TN Delegate
Ed Lanquist
Patterson PC
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.
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...

Staff Coordinator
Chelsea Bennett
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Chelsea Bennett is a Sections, Committees and CLE Coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association. She brings the association eight years of diverse work experience in the education sector. Previously, she worked as the head studio teacher and welfare agent with the child actors starring on the television show “Nashville.” Bennett received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from The Ohio State...

West TN Delegate
Shawn Sentilles
Walk Cook Lakey PLC
431 S Main St Ste 300
Memphis, TN 38103-6434