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, he has extensive experience in the areas of electrical and computer engineering technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, medical devices, computer hardware, software, and Internet security systems. With 19 years of patent litigation experience, Mr. Bahou 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, including the U.S. Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Bahou has litigated cases with over a billion dollars of products at issue.

Mr. Bahou 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 Mr. Bahou'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.


  • University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D.
  • University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, LL.M., Intellectual Property
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, with honors
  • Middle Tennessee State University, MBA
  • Tennessee Technological University, B.S.C.E.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • All U.S. District Courts in Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • LaunchTN, Board of Directors, 2011-present
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association President, 2014-2015; Board of Directors, 2010-present
  • Middle Tennessee Chapter, Information Systems Security Association, Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Tennessee Bar Association Intellectual Property Executive Council, Chair, 2017-2018
  • Nashville Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, 2012-2014
  • Tennessee Bar Association, General Practice Section, Executive Council, 2012-2014
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021-2023; Patent Law, 2023
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2018-2022
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (for cases over $2 million)
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum (for cases over $1 million)


Speaking Engagements