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Stephen Adams Promoted To Shareholder At Chambliss Law

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. announces registered patent attorney Stephen Adams has been elected as a shareholder of the firm. 
 
"Stephen is truly an all-star attorney. When he came to the firm several years ago, he brought noteworthy experience and work ethic that we knew would provide significant growth," said President and Managing Shareholder Mark Cunningham. "I am confident he will continue to lead and succeed as a shareholder of the firm and will help push us forward in a number of positive ways."

Mr. Adams is a member of Chambliss' intellectual property service group, where he routinely counsels clients on matters related to patents, trademarks and copyright preparation and prosecution, as well as intellectual property maintenance, defense and enforcement. His 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.

Mr. 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 member of Chambliss Startup Group, he 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. He regularly volunteers for Co.Lab's legal office hours and is active in Startup Week Chattanooga and other startup programming. He also serves on the firm's Diversity committee and Summer Associate recruitment committee. 

"Stephen is an incredibly talented intellectual property attorney. The success he's had with clients in cutting-edge technologies is impressive," said Paul Weidlich, intellectual property chair. "Working with Stephen has welcomed new capabilities to the team that benefit our clients and our firm."

Mr. Adams has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers for many years. In 2020, he was selected to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Program. He is a member of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, Chattanooga Technology Council (ChaTech) board of directors, the ChaTech Early Innovators Award selection committee and the Tennessee PATENTS Pro Bono Assistance Program. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a law degree, both from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Before joining Chambliss, Mr. Adams was previously a shareholder with an intellectual property boutique firm located 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.


Virnig Manufacturing’s New Facility Opens In Pikeville

Driver Services Offers At-Home Knowledge Testing

New Hamilton County Business Licenses


Virnig Manufacturing has opened its new 62,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pikeville. The Minnesota-based company held a grand opening at the facility, at 403 Allen P. Deakins Road, ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's Driver Services division is now offering a new online service, "At-Home Knowledge Testing," for Tennessee teenagers. Teenagers ... (click for more)

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Business

Virnig Manufacturing’s New Facility Opens In Pikeville

Virnig Manufacturing has opened its new 62,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pikeville. The Minnesota-based company held a grand opening at the facility, at 403 Allen P. Deakins Road, on Monday. The project will allow the family-owned business to meet the growing demands for the various skid steer attachments it produces. “I am excited to welcome Virnig Manufacturing ... (click for more)

Driver Services Offers At-Home Knowledge Testing

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's Driver Services division is now offering a new online service, "At-Home Knowledge Testing," for Tennessee teenagers. Teenagers between the ages of 15 to 17 may now take their written knowledge test online under a proctor's supervision (parent/legal guardian) via the Tennessee Proctor IDentification (PID) app. Those ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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