KYIPA is a program of the Kentucky Commercialization Ventures initiative and Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation. KYIPA’s mission is to cultivate the creation, protection and advancement of intellectual property in Kentucky by building relationships between statewide companies, organizations and innovators.
Decker is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in Louisville and Lexington. She is a Registered Patent Attorney. 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. Decker is regularly called upon to speak across the country on issues relating to patent prosecution, protecting intellectual property, intellectual property strategies in a global marketplace and life sciences technologies.