Press Release from the Office of Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, July 25, 2011:
Intellectual Property attorney appointed to technology development board
(Nashville) – Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) today announced the appointment of Williamson County attorney A.J. Bahou to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) for a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2015.
“In a rapidly changing economy, it is paramount that Tennessee stay on the bleeding edge of technological development,” said Lt. Gov. Ramsey. “Good, capable individuals like Mr. Bahou will help keep Tennessee atop the new economy and expand the state’s footprint in high-growth sectors of the economy. I’m pleased a man of such education and experience has agreed to serve.”
“I’m ecstatic to accept this appointment,” said Bahou. “Tennessee has given me so much. I’m grateful to be able to lend my expertise to aid the state attract and keep high-wage jobs.”
A.J. Bahou is a registered patent attorney who practices in the area of intellectual property law, including strategic management of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
A graduate of Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Bahou received his B.S. in Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, his MBA in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and his J.D. and L.L.M. in intellectual property law from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Virginia. He currently works at Prism Technologies LLC, a firm dedicated to the management, licensing and acquisition of technology fundamental to Internet security and e-commerce.
Mr. Bahou’s pro bono practice includes the representation of a non-profit educational organization that promotes diversity of learning around the world via the internet. He counsels the educational organization on privacy law, trademarks, copyrights, best practices for corporate governance and commerce on the Internet.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) is a legislatively created, non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the formation and expansion of science and technology businesses in Tennessee.
Working in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and funded under an agreement with the state of Tennessee, TTDC is dedicated to aligning public and private research institutions with business development organizations and the investment community to increase the number of high-skill, high-wage jobs in Tennessee.