Health Care

Health Care - Life Sciences Technology & Commercialization

Clinical Research and Clinical Trials

We understand the unique and complex challenges and protocols of clinical research and clinical trials. Stites & Harbison health care lawyers represent academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, universities and other institutions, as well as principle investigators. We counsel clients in the numerous standard agreements associated with clinical research (master service agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, federal and private contracts, grants, clinical and research service agreements, etc.), scientific integrity, scientific misconduct, privacy, human subject protection, and FDA reporting. Our clients also include biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

We serve our clients in areas including:

Intellectual Property Protection Counseling

  • Patentability, freedom to operate, patent infringement, and patent validity analyses.
  • Preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications.
  • Due diligence analysis including review and assessment of existing intellectual property portfolios.
  • Trademark availability analyses.
  • Preparation and prosecution of domestic and international trademark applications.
  • Domain name disputes resolution; domain name assignments and sales agreements.
  • Privacy policies and terms-of-use for commercial web sites.
  • Traditional and web site advertising review.

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Litigation:

  • Appeals to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
  • Defense and prosecution of patent infringement lawsuits and declaratory judgment actions in federal court
  • Defense and prosecution of trademark and copyright infringement lawsuits in federal court and before administrative bodies, including the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and U.S. Copyright Office

Intellectual Property Licensing and Technology Transfer

  • Non-disclosure agreements and internal confidentiality policies
  • Review of co-branding, Internet, and traditional advertising agreements

Risk Management for Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Biotechnology product launch

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Events

Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention

Date: 5/20/24 - 5/22/24

Central Bank Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Health care attorneys Shea Luna and Sarah Spurlock will be presenters at the Kentucky Hospital Association's Annual Convention in Lexington, KY being held May 20-22, 2024.

Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) and Sarah Cronan Spurlock April 22, 2024
Press Releases

Mandy Wilson Decker Elected Chair-Elect of New KBA Intellectual Property Law Section

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 15, 2023
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KYIPA Elects Mandy Wilson Decker Chair of Board of Advisors

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 15, 2023
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Managing IP Selects Mandy Wilson Decker to 2023 “Top 250 Women in IP” List for Ninth Time

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2023
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Kelly White Bryant Promoted to Chair of Stites & Harbison’s Health Care Service Group

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney K. Kelly White Bryant has been promoted to Chair of the firm’s Health Care Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 17, 2023