Brent R Bellows

Partner at Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies

Brent R Bellows is a partner at Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies (KIPS) in Atlanta. He focuses on pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent strategy, including domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio creation and management and due diligence. As part of his practice, Dr Bellows is particularly attuned to the strategic positioning and strengthening of patent portfolios encompassing clinically valuable assets in light of potential competitor challenges. He represents a diverse range of clients, from entry-level and emerging start-ups to global corporations.

Dr Bellows is active in the IP community, serving as a past chair of the IP section of the Georgia State Bar, an organisation of more than 1,200 IP lawyers. In this capacity, he led the organisation of educational programming, was the official representative for the state bar and regularly communicated with IP bars and organisations throughout the country. He is also a lecturer on IP issues domestically and internationally.

Dr Bellows received a PhD from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in human genetics, where his thesis focused on the identification of tumour antigens. 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. After practising for several years, He served 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 IP cases on Judge Pannell’s docket. In 2011, he joined KIPS as a partner.

IAM says

Life sciences ace Brent Bellows is extremely proficient from a technical perspective but it is with his strategic expertise that he makes the greatest impact; he enhances the portfolios of clients of all types and helps them gain a commercial edge.

Professional associations

  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • FCBA
  • Linn Inn Alliance of the American Inns of Court
  • State Bar of Georgia


  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • Technology transfer

Firm details

Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies
400 Perimeter Centre
Terrace North East
Suite 200
Atlanta GA 30346
United States

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