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Terry L. Wright

Terry L. Wright

Terry Wright is a Registered Patent Attorney whose practice focuses on designing and implementing intellectual property protection strategies. Terry has extensive experience advising clients ranging from small, privately held companies to multi-national, publicly traded companies. He regularly prepares protection plans for intellectual property associated with consumer goods, medical and other mechanical devices, and life sciences-associated technologies. As part of his practice, Terry routinely focuses on multiple areas of intellectual property protection, including trademark and copyright issues, licensing agreements, and patent-related aspects of intellectual property, such as patent drafting, patent prosecution and counseling clients on infringement, validity and patentability.

Contributing to his practice is a background in life sciences and chemistry, with academic research experience in the areas of cardiovascular biology, molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology, and biotechnology. He also maintains a vast understanding of the mechanical arts and material sciences, including the underlying processes, reactions, and chemical interactions associated with the material sciences field. 

Recent Assignments

  • Counseled companies and Technology Transfer and Licensing Offices of various Universities regarding strategies for protecting patent-based intellectual property
  • Developed a comprehensive patent protection strategy that protected multiple new product lines for a leading visco-elastic foam bedding manufacturer
  • Assisted various research institutions and private and publicly traded companies in establishing and managing international patent portfolios involving applications and patents in regions and countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States
  • Assisted a large plastic film manufacturer in developing and implementing appropriate patent strategies to protect new themoplastic film products, preparation methods, and related equipment

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Identifying and Implementing an Intellectual Property Protection Strategy for your Business," Marshall University Technology Transfer Office seminar, Hunington, W.Va., September 14, 2018
  • "Intellectual Property Protection," Marshall University Technology Transfer Office seminar, Hunington, W.Va., September 14, 2018
  • "Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, and Trademarks – Selecting the Right Protection for Your Intellectual Property Assets," with David W. Nagle, Jr.The Lane Report, Research Kentucky 2018, March 2018
  • "Summer associate programs: How they work, who they work for," by David Serchuk, Louisville Business First, December 4, 2015
  • "Framework for Determining Eligibility for U.S. Patent Protection," Professional Insight, Business First of Louisville, January 30, 2015
  • "Intellectual Property," Panel Discussion, Louisville Downtown Partnership and Midwest Clean Energy, The Nucleus, Louisville, Ky., May 29, 2014
  • "International Patent Prosecution and PCT Practice," Kentucky BioAlliance Intellectual Property Forum, Louisville, Ky., June 2011
  • "Protecting Intellectual Property," Kauffman FastTrac Tech Venture Program, University of Louisville, May 2011
  • "Biotechnology Patent Prosecution," Co-moderator, Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev., March 2011
  • "Intellectual Property Protection in a University Setting," Marshall University, January 2011
  • "Intellectual Property Protection in a University Setting," Marshall University, August 2010
  • "Patent Law Ethics: The Changing Landscape of Materiality," Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, Ky., June 2010
  • "Innovation and the Patentability of Natural Phenomena," Second Annual Conference in Innovation and Communications Law, Louisville, Ky., August 2009
  • "The Developing Landscape of Biotechnology Patent Law," with Mandy Wilson DeckerB. Aaron Schulman,  Co-moderator, Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla., February 2009
  • "Judicial Patent Reform: Implications for Biotechnology," Tennessee Biotechnology Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tenn., October 2008
  • "Patent Law 101 for the Health Care Industry," Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, Ky., May 2008
  • "Cardiac-specific blockade of NF-kB in cardiac pathophysiology: differences between acute and chronic stimuli in vivo," Brown M, McGuinness M, Wright T, Ren X, Wang Y, Boivin GP, Hahn H, Feldman AM, Jones WK, Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 289(1):H466-76 (2005)
  • "The Role of NF-kB in Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury," Keystone Symposia, Keystone, Colo., March 2002
  • "Ablation of Myocardial NF-kB signaling in a Mourse Model of TNF-a overexpression," Keystone Symposia, Keystone, Colo., March 2002

Before Stites & Harbison

Before joining Stites & Harbison, Terry worked as a scientific research associate in laboratories at both the University of Cincinnati and the University of Louisville.

Professional Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2019)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-17)