July 01, 2014

Welcome Aboard, New Patent Nerds!

by Guest Blogger


You know Stites & Harbison is home to Trademarkology, but did you know that Stites is also home to one of the most respected groups of Life Sciences patent attorneys in the Southeast? Well, it is. And, it just got respected-er!

Today, Stites added two new patent partners from the Nashville-based firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP--Justin McNaughton and Dr. Kelly Hollowell. You read that right, "DR." But, don't let the nerd credentials fool you. These folks are as cool as the other side of the pillow, and we couldn't be happier to have them as part of our intellectual property team here at Stites. So, let's meet them.

Kelly is an accomplished patent attorney and scientist who focuses her practice on life sciences and mechanical arts. Clients across a broad spectrum of mechanical arts and life sciences industries rely on Kelly and her affable demeanor to guide them through the patent process. She approaches the needs of clients with comprehensive patent experience and diverse, high-energy technical authority that quickly wins their trust. An innovative legal, scientific and technical advisor, she is attentive to emerging technologies and their associated applications.

Justin's patent practice focuses on life sciences and mechanical arts. He maintains an active software and technology licensing practice, working with technology companies of all sizes. He enjoys working with companies in developing an intellectual property portfolio appropriate for their industry. Established companies, entrepreneurs, and startups in the healthcare, hospitality, firearms, health and beauty, manufacturing, and renewable energy industries rely on his straightforward advice and confident, personable demeanor. He also maintains an active software and technology licensing practice, focusing on technology transfer agreements, product research and development agreements, and technology licenses, among others.

As a registered patent attorney and certifed nerd, I am Trademarkology's official ambassador to the 17 or so patent attorneys in our firm. So, on behalf of all of us at Trademarkology, welcome aboard, Dr. K and and J-Mac (it's also my job to hand out nicknames).

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