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.
The challenges of protecting intellectual property
co-speaker, Startup Week Louisville, September 20, 2023
by staff writer, Attorney At Law Magazine, July 25, 2023
by staff writer, KYIPA.org, July 19, 2023
UK Women Innovators Network Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator, University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization, March 28, 2023
The Lane Report, July 19, 2021
Tech Transfer: Methods That Work, IIPCC Fall IP Experts Panel Series, Panel 3
Moderator, International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council (IIPCC), October 6, 2020
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
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Chair (2021)
Management Committee (2016-20)
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 (2005-present), Chair (2019); Associates for Justice Campaign Committee, Chair (2007)
Leadership Louisville Center, Member (2014-present)
Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance (KYIPA), Board of Advisors, Chair (2023-present); Executive Advisory Committee (2021-present)
Kentucky Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Chair-Elect (2023-Present)
St. Agnes, Parish Council (2021-24), Chair (2022-23); School Board (2015-18), Chair (2017-18)
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 2015-2018 and 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 more than fifteen 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®, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice and Patent Law (2020-24)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2017-23)
Managing Intellectual Property, Top 250 Women in IP (2014, 2016-23)
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-23)
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.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker was elected as 2023-24 Chair-Elect of the newly-formed Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) Intellectual Property (IP) Law Section.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance (KYIPA) elects Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker as inaugural Chair of its Board of Advisors. She has served on the group’s Executive Advisory Committee since 2021.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to the 2023 edition of Managing IP’s “Top 250 Women in IP.” This is the ninth time Decker has been honored on this list, and she is the only attorney honored from Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2023 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 25 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2023 guide.
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
University of Kentucky, Gatton Student Center, Ballroom 212A, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY
Join Mandy Decker and the UK Office of Technology Commercialization for the UK Women Innovators Network panel discussion of the book "Funded Female Founders: How to traverse the uneven playing field and secure funding to grow your business."
Incentives are powerful tools for driving behavior. On this topic, billionaire businessman Charlie Munger famously advised to "[n]ever, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives." Because the pathway from patent application to granted patent depends heavily on the actions and judgments of the examiner assigned to the application, a patent applicant is well advised to consider the examiner's perspective and the incentives imposed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office through the examiner production system, also referred to as the count system.