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A.J. Bahou

A.J. Bahou



  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries


Tennessee, U.S.A.

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, 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.

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.

Professional and Industry Leadership

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 currently chairs the Intellectual Property Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association and is the former chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section. He was recently appointed to the Evolving Legal Market Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association which focuses on the changing nature of the practice of law.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center,
LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center, Intellectual Property
M.S., with honors, Johns Hopkins University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
B.S.C.E., Tennessee Technological University
Areas of Practice

Copyrights | Intellectual Property | IP Litigation | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Patents | Patient Privacy | Software Licensing | Trade Secrets | Trademarks

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Giles Rich American Inn of Court (Barrister)
    Federal Circuit Bar Association
    American Intellectual Property Law Association
    Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association


05.10.19 “Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) & Blockchain” May 10, 2019, Presented to Tennessee Bar Association 2019, Nashville, TN
04.11.19 “The Relationship between GDPR, Blockchain, and Data Privacy and Security: What Does It Mean For Your Company?” April 11, 2019 Presenters: A.J. Bahou, David Burkholder, Beth Pitman, Corporate Counsel Conference 2019, Birmingham
02.15.19 “GDPR, Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Competency (Ethics),” presented by A. J. Bahou at Tennessee Bar Association Technology Blast
“Intellectual Property (“IP”), Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) The Evolving Legal Frontiers of Blockchain.” November 5, 2018. Presented by A.J. Bahou and Kristen F. Johns, Distributed: Health 2018, Nashville, Tennessee

10.05.18 “Blockchain, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as Security Tokens, and Tax-Related Issues of Investing in Bitcoin.” October 5, 2018. Presenters: A.J. Bahou, Marc Adesso and Shane Morris to Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee
01.26.18 “What are the Legal Challenges with Blockchain and Bitcoin?,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Nashville City Club
01.24.18 “Blockchain: How will it Change Accounting?,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Association of Government Accountants
12.06.17 “Blockchain: Will it Change Cybersecurity?,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, International Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and International System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
11.29.17 “Blockchain: An Introduction for IP Lawyers,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
11.16.17 “Attorney Ethical Obligations for Cybersecurity, SaaS, & GDPR,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Tennessee Bar Association
09.28.17 “Blockchain and How it Will Change Startup Entrepreneurs,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, LaunchTN
09.19.17 “Blockchain: How Will It Change Cybersecurity and HIPAA?,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Information Security Conference (InfoSec 2017) Nashville and the Middle Tennessee Information Systems Security Association
05.05.17 “Laches Defenses in Patent and Copyright Claims,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
04.05.17 Legal Market Disruption and Ethical Obligations for Lawyers,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Tennessee Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Conference
02.17.17 “Attorney Ethical Obligations for Cybersecurity in Law Firms,” Presented by A.J. Bahou, Tennessee Bar Association Technology and Law Practice Management Conference

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