Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel shareholder Stephen Adams is the new section chair for the firm’s intellectual property service group, which counsels clients on matters related to patents, trademarks and copyright preparation and prosecution as well as intellectual property maintenance, defense and enforcement.
Adams’ diverse clientele ranges from entrepreneurs, inventors and startups to small and large corporations, governmental entities and universities.
He also advises clients across a wide variety of industries, including health care, strength and conditioning, entertainment, manufacturing and renewable energy.
Adams frequently speaks and writes on matters related to intellectual property law and provides virtual and in-person training sessions for company stakeholders.
Additionally, as a longtime member of Chambliss Startup Group, Adams works with early innovators on a variety of matters related to protecting their business as it grows and matures, including filing for trademark and patent protection, implementing trade secret safeguards, drafting and reviewing contracts with vendors and employees and other initial business concerns.
Adams regularly volunteers for The Company Lab’s legal office hours and is active in Startup Week Chattanooga and other startup programming. In addition to serving as the firm’s new intellectual property chair, he leads the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee and serves on the summer associate recruitment committee.
Adams is a member of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, the Chattanooga Technology Council (ChaTech) board of directors, the ChaTech Early Innovators Award selection committee and the Tennessee PATENTS Pro Bono Assistance Program.
Adams holds both an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a law degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Before joining Chambliss, he was a shareholder with an intellectual property boutique firm in Knoxville.
He is a licensed member of the Tennessee Bar and is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Source: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel