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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 News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Intellectual Property Protection

Identifying and Implementing an Intellectual Property Protection Strategy for your Business

Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, and Trademarks – Selecting the Right Protection for Your Intellectual Property Assets

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

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
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Leadership

Recruiting Committee, Chair

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Community Involvement

Fund for the Arts, Board of Directors

Education
More Than 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.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2019)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2019)

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

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Recognized Practitioner, Intellectual Property (2019)

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Press Releases

Terry Wright Elected to Fund for the Arts Board

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Fund for the Arts has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Terry Wright to its Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 15, 2019
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2019 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2019
Events

Intellectual Property Seminars

Date: 5/16/19 - 5/17/19

Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

Attorney Terry Wright will present three free intellectual property seminars focusing on 3-D designs and manufactured goods, pharmaceuticals and medical devices presented by the Marshall University Technology Transfer Office in Hunington, W.Va.

Terry L. Wright April 19, 2019
Client Alerts

New Guidance from the USPTO Aims to Clarify Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Determination

On January 7, 2019, the USPTO released updated guidance on how Patent Examiners should determine whether an invention is directed to subject matter that is eligible for patent protection under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

by Sean P. Ritchie and Terry L. Wright January 15, 2019
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
Presentations

Identifying and Implementing an Intellectual Property Protection Strategy for your Business

Terry Wright led a program for university members and the community including an overview of the main areas of intellectual property law (patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright) and continued more specifically on the various types of patent protection.

by Terry L. Wright October 11, 2018
Presentations

Intellectual Property Protection

Terry Wright led a program for university members and the community including an overview of the main areas of intellectual property law (patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright) and continued more specifically on the various types of patent protection.

by Terry L. Wright October 11, 2018
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2018 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 18 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2018 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2018
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2017 honors Stites & Harbison

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 02, 2017
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison promotes 15 attorneys in 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 15 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Thirteen have been elected to membership and two have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2015. The...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 27, 2015
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Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
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Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013