Managing Intellectual Property magazine recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to the 2016 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s “Top 250 Women in IP.” Decker is one of only two IP women attorneys honored from Kentucky, and the only patent attorney honored in Kentucky. This is the second time she has been honored on this list.
The “Top 250 Women in IP” list recognizes the leading women IP lawyers in the U.S. Nominees are selected from the research conducted for Managing IP’s 2016 “IP Stars” list, which included extensive client and peer interviews from across the nation. The highest ranking women attorneys from that list make up the “Top 250 Women in IP.”
Decker is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in Louisville and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. 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.