Mandy Wilson Decker is a Patent Attorney and member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. Her practice focuses on intellectual property protection strategy, including counseling clients on infringement, validity and patentability, transfer of intellectual property, patent drafting, and patent prosecution. Contributing to her practice is a scientific background in chemistry and experience with academic and commercial research in the areas of biochemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sciences.
From Bench to Bar: Pursuing a Legal Career After Graduate Studies
University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy, October 9, 2019
Patentability in the Context of Personalized Medicine, Novel Targets, Treatment Methods, and Repurposed Drugs
University of Kentucky, Office of Technology Commercialization, June 26, 2019
Do You Have a Competitive Advantage and Can You Protect It?
Protecting Intellectual Property
Pursuing Patent Protection for University Technologies
Pursuing Patent Protection
America Invents Act: What's New in the New Patent Act?
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Angel Investing Overview Seminar
Developing and Integrating a Comprehensive IP Strategy in a Global Marketplace
Patent law - basics and strategies
Intellectual Property, Business Bootcamp
Biotechnology and Life Sciences Patent Prosecution Special Interest Group
Life Sciences Technology: Ten Intellectual Property Issues to Consider
The Developing Landscape of Biotechnology Patent Law
Protecting Your Ideas
Intellectual Property and Marketing 101
Leveraging and Protecting Intellectual Property
IP Update: The Plain English News You Can Use
Key Business Topics: Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Basics
Pharmaceutical Patent Protection: More Generic Favored Legislation May Cause Pioneer Drug Companies to Pull the Plug on Innovation
Functional Pathways of NAD Biosynthesis in Human Skin Fibroblasts and Keratinocytes
PARP Null Mouse Cells Synthesize ADP-ribose Polymers
Management Committee (Feb. 2016-Jan. 2020)
SWIFT (Stites Women Investing in Our Future Together) Committee, Chair (2012-15)
Diversity Committee (2010-15)
Ethics Committee (2006-10)
Legal Aid Society, Justice for All Campaign Committee, Chair (2019); Associates for Justice Campaign Committee, Chair (2007)
St. Agnes, School Board, Chair
Leadership Louisville Center, Member
Ms. Decker joined the firm after working as a scientific research associate at the University of Kentucky in laboratories housed in the Advanced Science Technology and Commercialization Center (ASTeCC). Her scientific research experience also involved working with Niadyne, Inc., a biotechnology company involved in the research and development of dermatology products, including cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical skin care products to address various health care needs.
Ms. Decker served on the Board of Saint Agnes School from 2014-2018 and has served as Chair during the 2017-18 school year. She also serves on the Annual Campaign Committee of the Legal Aid Society and is a member of the Leadership Louisville Center. She served for nine years as a member of the Board of Directors for Crane House, a Louisville organization dedicated to improving understanding between Asia and the United States. During her time with Crane House she served as a Vice President, and as Chair of various committees including the Nominating Committee and Personnel Committee.
She also served as Chair and as a member of the Legal Aid Society Associates Campaign Committee for six years. Ms. Decker has also been involved in a number of other non-profit organizations in the community, including Dress for Success Louisville and Junior League of Louisville. She lives in the Highlands with her husband, Deck, and their children, Molly Kate and Ben.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2020)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2017-20)
Managing Intellectual Property, Top 250 Women in IP (2014, 2016-19)
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-20)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-14)
Leadership Louisville (2014)
Business First of Louisville, 20 People to Know in Law (2019)
Business First of Louisville, Partners in Health Care (2012-15)
Business First of Louisville, Partners in Health Care People to Watch (2011)
Business First of Louisville, "Forty under 40" (2008)
. . . provides in-depth expertise in life sciences when advising on patent prosecution and infringement actions . . . increasingly highlighted for her strength as a "prominent patent attorney."
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named seven Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2020 “IP Stars” list. The publication recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 19 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2020 guide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named seven Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2019 “IP Stars” list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2017 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.