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Terry L. Wright

Serving as Chair of the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at the firm, 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
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Leadership

Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group, Chair

Recruiting Committee, Past 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

Health Enterprises Network, 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 (2019-23)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2019-20, 2022)

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

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (2020-22)

Testimonials

Terry Wright is highlighted for his strong patent practice, which sees him regularly advise on the development of complex IP protection plans.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2020
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

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