Intellectual Property & Technology

Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Stites and Harbison's Biotechnology/Life Sciences Law Group includes highly experienced and dedicated attorneys focused on intellectual property protection of all aspects of biotechnology and life sciences. These include genetic engineering, immunology, monoclonal antibodies, medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, genetic markers, and pharmaceuticals.

The Intellectual Property (IP) members of the Biotechnology/Life Sciences Law Group have extensive backgrounds in biotechnology and related fields, including work in research laboratories, experience with Patent Examination for the USPTO, and advanced degrees, and/or technical experience in fields such as microbiology and immunology, biology, and pharmacology and cell biophysics.

The Biotechnology/Life Sciences Law Group represents a full range of clients in the biotechnological arts, ranging from major companies and universities through a number of smaller start-up businesses.

In addition to patent prosecution, the Biotechnology/Life Sciences group counsels clients on all matters relating to domestic and international intellectual property issues. This includes issues relating to infringement, validity, and freedom to operate. Our group also has deep experience in litigation, and has handled cases involving biotechnological inventions in both federal and state courts.

Stites & Harbison distinguishes itself by having ongoing relationships with intellectual property firms throughout the world. This gives our clients access to highly skilled international intellectual property counsel wherever and whenever needed.

In addition to offices in the major Southeastern cities of Atlanta, Louisville, and Nashville, our strategically located office in Alexandria, Virginia, allows Stites & Harbison attorneys to have in-person visits with Patent Examiners at the United States Patent & Trademark Office to discuss cases and advance our clients' positions.

Examples of recent biotechnology/life sciences patents issued with Stites & Harbison patent attorneys as counsel include the following:

Biotechnology/Life Sciences is part of Stites & Harbison's larger, Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) group, which includes more than 20 attorneys – many of whom are Registered U.S. Patent Attorneys – with experience spanning all technical disciplines. Our IPT group uses a team approach to provide clients with comprehensive intellectual property services. Our attorneys practice throughout the nation and the world in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, computer software, e-commerce and intellectual property litigation.

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KYIPA Names Mandy Wilson Decker to Executive Advisory Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance (KYIPA) names Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to its Executive Advisory Committee.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 11, 2021
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Managing IP Selects Mandy Wilson Decker to 2021 “Top 250 Women in IP” List for Seventh Time

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to the 2021 edition of Managing IP’s “Top 250 Women in IP.” This is the seventh time Decker has been honored on this list, and she is the only attorney honored from Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2021
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Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2021 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2021 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2021
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Well-Known King & Schickli Intellectual Property Attorneys Join Stites & Harbison

LEXINGTON, Ky. —Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of four attorneys to the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT) Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 15, 2021
Articles

Looking Through the Leadership Lens: Trademark Office Leadership in an Evolving Landscape

INTA recently premiered its first webcast in its “Looking Through the Leadership Lens” series, which features industry officials providing unique perspectives on leadership and development topics. INTA News article by Mari-Elise Paul.

by Mari-Elise Paul April 14, 2021
Events

Tech Transfer: Methods That Work, IIPCC Fall IP Experts Panel Series

Date: 10/6/20
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join Mandy Wilson Decker in the third of this four-session webinar. Mandy will join a panel discussing tech transfer on October 6, 2020.

Mandy Wilson Decker September 22, 2020