Brent R. Bellows, Ph.D. is a partner with Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies (KIPS) in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bellows is also the current Chair of the IP Section of the Georgia State Bar, with a membership of over twelve hundred IP lawyers. In this capacity, Dr. Bellows leads the organization of educational programs, and is the official representative for the State Bar of Georgia for communications with IP Bars and organizations throughout the country. Dr. Bellows has been active in the State Bar of Georgia for the last five years. Dr. Bellows is also a lecturer on IP issues domestically and internationally.
Dr. Bellows has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Dr. Bellows has also been named to Intellectual Asset Management Magazine’s “Intellectual Property Strategy 300” in 2015 and 2016 and is highlighted in Managing IP Magazine’s 2016 IP Stars.
Dr. Bellows focuses on pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent strategy, which includes prosecution, portfolio creation and management, litigation, product clearance, and freedom to operate including competitor analyses. Dr. Bellows represents large and small biopharmaceutical companies, from entry-level and emerging start-ups to global corporations.
Dr. Bellows received a Ph.D. form the University of Alabama at Birmingham in human genetics, where his thesis focused on the identification of tumor antigens and his research covered several disciplines, including molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, immunology, and virology.
Following graduate school, Dr. Bellows attended the University of Virginia Law School. Thereafter he joined King & Spalding’s IP group in Atlanta. After practicing for several years, Dr. Bellows serves as a law clerk to Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr. in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, where he assisted with all intellectual property cases on Judge Pannell’s docket. In 2010, he joined KIPS as a partner.
Dr. Bellows’ articles and presentations include:
“Patent Reform Legislation: What Is It? How Did We Get Here? Where Should We Be Going?” Panelist, IP Institute, Amelia Island Florida, September 18, 2015
“Are You Smarter Than A Federal Circuit Judge, Moderator, IP Gala, State Bar of Georgia, February 23, 2015
“Section 101: One Year Later,” Moderator, IP Institute, Amelia Island, Florida September 15, 2014
“Has the Dust Settled? Patent Prosecution Post-AIA,” Moderator, 25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November 6-10, 2013
“First-Inventor-To-File Under the AIA: Rules, Implications, and Strategies Every IP Attorney Should Know,” Panelist, IP Section of the Georgia State Bar, February 27, 2013
“Copyrighting DNA: Protecting Synthetic DNA Sequences as a Work of Authorship,” Panelist, Georgia State University College of Law, January 31, 2013
“Monetisation Models in Biotech and Pharma,” Co-Author, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Issue 57, January/February 2013
24th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference, Speaker, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Cancun, Mexico, November 7-11, 2012
“Intellectual Property Laws: the Apple v. Samsung Case,” Author, E-Commerce Law & Policy, October 2012
U.S. Patent Reform Forum 2012: The AIA and First-to-File, Speaker, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Conference, Washington D.C., March 27, 2012
“Robin Hood, the Magna Carta and the European Convention on Human Rights,” Co-Author, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Issue 52, March/April 2012
“Implications of the America Invents Act of 2011: What Every Intellectual Property Manager Should Know,” Speaker, India Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, 2012;
“Avoiding the Joint Infringement Trap in the United States Through Proper Claim Drafting,” Speaker, Global IP Convention, New Dehli, India, 2012
“Protecting the value of software patents in the United States,” Author, E-Commerce Law & Policy, 2011.