Brent R Bellows

Partner at Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies

Brent R Bellows is a partner at Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies (KIPS) in Atlanta. Dr Bellows 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. Dr Bellows 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, Dr Bellows 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, Dr Bellows 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

For strategic patent advice in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology domains, human genetics PhD Brent Bellows is an absolute must. With exceptional astuteness, he fortifies portfolios and puts IP assets to work for business gain in ultra-competitive markets.

Professional associations

  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court
  • 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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