Renae Bailey Wainwright joined the firm in 2006 and concentrates her practice on patent law, with emphasis on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, counseling clients on intellectual property issues, including licensing and acquisition of patent rights and rendering freedom to operate analyses and patentability opinions, and litigating patent infringement cases. Ms. Wainwright practices in a wide range of technologies, including: complex mechanical devices such as theft deterrent devices, utility meters, and machines for heat treating thread; pharmaceuticals; medical devices and implants; consumer products; merchandising displays; textiles; lighting technologies; pool care; and fastening and architectural products. Ms. Wainwright also has substantial experience protecting and enforcing rights in ornamental and distinctive product designs developed by clients in areas such as lighting and fastening and architectural products.

Ms. Wainwright was recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in 2012 and 2013 in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation, and most recently in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for Intellectual Property, by Super Lawyers magazine.


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2006)
    with honors, Order of the Coif
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Industrial Engineering (2003)

    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2006)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2007)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Georgia (2007)
  • Georgia Superior Court (2006)

Who We Are

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Renae Bailey Wainwright

Experience Highlights

Return of a security deposit for a tenant
Represented the action of a former tenant before the Clayton County Magistrate Court and the Clayton County State Court seeking the return of a more
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more
Invalidated competitor patents to atomization devices in IPR

Counselled petitioner ScentAir in 2013 inter partes review challenging validity as to two patents of competitor Prolitec related to more

Patent portfolio management services for Rock-Tenn Company
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for Rock-Tenn Company. Although historically, the company’s main focus has been on more