Mandy Wilson "Mandy" Decker

Mandy Wilson "Mandy" Decker

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2020

Louisville, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

Patent Law

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Mandy Wilson Decker is a Patent Attorney and member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. 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.

Ms. Decker joined the firm after working as a scientific research associate at the University of Kentucky in laboratories housed in the Advanced Science Technology and Commercialization Center (ASTeCC). Her scientific research experience also involved working with Niadyne, Inc., a biotechnology company involved in the research and development of dermatology products, including cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical skin care products to address various health care needs.


  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, State Bar


  • American Bar Association - Health Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) - Member
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Louisville Bar Association - Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky

95 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

16 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Patent Law
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer Review rated
  • Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2017-present)
  • Managing Intellectual Property, Top 250 Women in IP (2014, 2016-present)
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-present)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-14)
  • Leadership Louisville, Class of 2014
  • Business First of Louisville, 20 People to Know in Law (2019)
  • Business First of Louisville, Partners in Health Care (2012-15)
  • Business First of Louisville, Partners in Health Care People to Watch (2011)
  • Business First of Louisville, "Forty Under 40" (2008)

Intellectual Property Portfolio Protection Strategies

Developed intellectual property portfolio protection strategies for various research institutions, universities, private companies, and entrepreneurs.

Patnet Applications

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, dermatologic, biotechnological, medical, and mechanical arts derived from both academic and commercial research.

International Patent Portfolios

Managed international patent portfolios and prosecution involving applications and patents in regions and countries including Australia, African Union (OAPI), Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Eurasia, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

IP Rights

Negotiate agreements to transfer or license intellectual property rights.

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