J.R. Bell Leads Firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Practice

October 09, 2003

AUSTIN, Texas – With more than 30 years of patent and trademark experience and more than 1,000 mechanical and electro-mechanical patent applications prosecuted, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. Partner J.R. Bell has been chosen as the new head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Practice Group.  Mr. Bell will oversee about 50 attorneys and support personnel in various offices.

Mr. Bell’s new duties began on October 1, 2003.

Mr. Bell earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore and his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology.  He joined Haynes and Boone in 1996, after serving as Corporate In-House Patent Counsel for Ingersoll-Rand.

Mr. Bell is active in numerous professional organizations including the American IP Law Association, Association of Corporate Patent Counsel and the American Bar Association.  He also serves on both the High Tech and Economic Development Committees of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Bell is a Board Member and President of the Technology Advisors Group, and a Board Member and Treasurer of the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. is an international law firm with eight offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  AmLaw Tech Magazine Scoreboard ranked Haynes and Boone first in law firm technology in 2001. The firm has been recognized as one of the 25 “Best U.S. Law Firms at Which to Work” (Of Counsel, 2000), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2002) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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