JoAnn Holmes is the founder of HOLMES@LAW and a business, tech, and intellectual property attorney. She is adept in distilling complex information into understandable, result-driven and pragmatic advice for clients. Having practiced law for 17 years, her career began in the Tech & Intellectual Property practice group of Troutman Sanders, a prominent Atlanta law firm. There, she successfully represented a gamut of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Moving in-house, Jo served on business management and legal teams in senior leadership roles for both public and private international manufacturing companies. She’s managed global IP portfolios, and negotiated licenses for businesses with products in over 70 countries. Jo has spoken extensively on technology, trademarks, branding, copyrights, advertising and social media, including for the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Georgia State Bar, and at Cornell Law School. She’s served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, and written on legal issues for the American Bar Association, and teaches for SCORE, a resource partner for the Small Business Administration. She is active in the Stanford Alumni Association and has served on the State Bar of Georgia’s IP Outreach and Philanthropy, and In-house Committees.
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