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Gaylon C. Hollis

Gaylon C. Hollis
191 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303
Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Gaylon C. Hollis is an Associate in our Atlanta office, and he concentrates his practice on a wide range of intellectual property matters to protect and defend the valuable assets of clients across many industries.

Gaylon works closely with clients on all of their intellectual property needs including opinions of patentability, patent applications in domestic and foreign jurisdictions, trademark analysis and filings, claim coverage for new products prior to market launch, management of IP portfolios, licensing and compliance, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements, and measures to protect against infringement.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2021, Gaylon accumulated more than a decade of legal experience as an attorney at other firms. He previously owned his own boutique intellectual property firm in Atlanta, and worked as a contract attorney at other law firms and at an on-demand legal services firm where he successfully decreased backlogged matters by 25%.

Gaylon has extensive academic and industry experience in the technology and IP sector that benefits his clients. He was formerly an adjunct professor in intellectual property law at Clayton State University, and he delivered more than 20 guest lectures at historically black colleges and universities to increase minority participation and understanding of IP issues. He was also an associate in the Georgia Tech Research Corporation Office of Industry Engagement, where he negotiated and drafted more than 100 non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, licensing, joint venture, data transfers and other agreements with industry sponsors and their in-house counsel.

Earlier in his career, Gaylon was a senior systems engineer at Lockheed Martin, where he negotiated and oversaw contractor proposals for highly specialized technical research and development requirements for the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft program. He also worked as a test engineer at NASA and systems engineer at General Motors.

Gaylon earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University College of Law with a specialization in intellectual property, where he competed in Moot Court. He also earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His undergraduate academic career includes a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in mathematics from Morehouse College, where he was a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and was a National Champion team member in the Boeing Model Plane Flight Competition.

 

EXPERIENCE

Gaylon has extensive experience in helping clients across many industries protect, monetize and defend their intellectual property. He represents clients in patentability analysis, patent applications in domestic and foreign jurisdictions, trademark analysis and filings, claim coverage for new products prior to market launch, management of IP portfolios, licensing and compliance matters, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements, and other measures that protect against infringement.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia state courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University School of Law
  • Double M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., high honors, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Morehouse College

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Design Patent Infringement Post Egyptian Goddess” Newsletter, (IP Section of the State Bar of GA) Spring 2011, at pg. 4.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court
  • Georgia State University College of Law IP Advisory Board — Mock Interviews Chair and Mentor Banquet Chair

Recognitions

  • Delivered more than 20 guest lectures at historically black colleges and universities to increase minority access and understanding of intellectual property
  • Georgia State University College of Law Moot Court Competitor — AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Morehouse College — National Champion of the Boeing Model Plane Flight Competition of the National Society of Black Engineers

Presentations

  • “Life After Alice…Is this the End for Software Patents?” Webinar, National Bar Association, Oct. 2014.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – March 22, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Attorney Gaylon C. Hollis to its Atlanta office as
Practice Specific Experience
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Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Gaylon C. Hollis is an Associate in our Atlanta office, and he concentrates his practice on a wide range of intellectual property matters to protect and defend the valuable assets of clients across many industries.

Gaylon works closely with clients on all of their intellectual property needs including opinions of patentability, patent applications in domestic and foreign jurisdictions, trademark analysis and filings, claim coverage for new products prior to market launch, management of IP portfolios, licensing and compliance, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements, and measures to protect against infringement.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2021, Gaylon accumulated more than a decade of legal experience as an attorney at other firms. He previously owned his own boutique intellectual property firm in Atlanta, and worked as a contract attorney at other law firms and at an on-demand legal services firm where he successfully decreased backlogged matters by 25%.

Gaylon has extensive academic and industry experience in the technology and IP sector that benefits his clients. He was formerly an adjunct professor in intellectual property law at Clayton State University, and he delivered more than 20 guest lectures at historically black colleges and universities to increase minority participation and understanding of IP issues. He was also an associate in the Georgia Tech Research Corporation Office of Industry Engagement, where he negotiated and drafted more than 100 non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, licensing, joint venture, data transfers and other agreements with industry sponsors and their in-house counsel.

Earlier in his career, Gaylon was a senior systems engineer at Lockheed Martin, where he negotiated and oversaw contractor proposals for highly specialized technical research and development requirements for the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft program. He also worked as a test engineer at NASA and systems engineer at General Motors.

Gaylon earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University College of Law with a specialization in intellectual property, where he competed in Moot Court. He also earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His undergraduate academic career includes a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in mathematics from Morehouse College, where he was a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and was a National Champion team member in the Boeing Model Plane Flight Competition.

 

EXPERIENCE

Gaylon has extensive experience in helping clients across many industries protect, monetize and defend their intellectual property. He represents clients in patentability analysis, patent applications in domestic and foreign jurisdictions, trademark analysis and filings, claim coverage for new products prior to market launch, management of IP portfolios, licensing and compliance matters, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements, and other measures that protect against infringement.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia state courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University School of Law
  • Double M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., high honors, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Morehouse College

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Design Patent Infringement Post Egyptian Goddess” Newsletter, (IP Section of the State Bar of GA) Spring 2011, at pg. 4.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court
  • Georgia State University College of Law IP Advisory Board — Mock Interviews Chair and Mentor Banquet Chair

Recognitions

  • Delivered more than 20 guest lectures at historically black colleges and universities to increase minority access and understanding of intellectual property
  • Georgia State University College of Law Moot Court Competitor — AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Morehouse College — National Champion of the Boeing Model Plane Flight Competition of the National Society of Black Engineers

Presentations

  • “Life After Alice…Is this the End for Software Patents?” Webinar, National Bar Association, Oct. 2014.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – March 22, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Attorney Gaylon C. Hollis to its Atlanta office as
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries