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August 15, 2023

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

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

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.

The KBA’s IP Law Section was established and became effective on July 1, 2023. Its mission is to provide information, foster a supportive environment and promote diversity and inclusion in intellectual property law.

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.

Outside of the firm, Decker is active in a variety of professional and community organizations. She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Association of University Technology Managers. Decker is Chair of Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance’s Board of Advisors. She is also a member of Legal Aid Society’s Justice for All Campaign Committee and an active volunteer at Saint Agnes in Louisville, Ky.

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