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Terry Wright

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Terry Wright is an attorney with Stites & Harbison based in the Louisville office. He is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. His practice focuses on patent-related aspects of intellectual property, including patent drafting, patent prosecution and counseling clients on infringement, validity and patentability.

Contributing to his practice is a background in life sciences and experience with academic research in the areas of cardiovascular biology, molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology and biotechnology. Currently he counsels a number of companies and Technology Transfer and Licensing Offices of various universities regarding strategies for protecting patent-based intellectual property.

Examples of Mr. Wright’s recent speaking engagements and publications include:

  • “Developing and Integrating a Comprehensive IP Strategy in a Global Marketplace,” Kentucky BioAlliance and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), Louisville, KY, June 2011
  • “International Patent Prosecution and PCT Practice,” Kentucky BioAlliance Intellectual Property Forum, Louisville, KY, June 2011
  • “Protecting Intellectual Property,” Kauffman FastTrac Tech Venture Program, University of Louisville, May 2011
  • Co-moderator, “Biotechnology Patent Prosecution,” Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 2011
  • “Intellectual Property Protection in a University Setting,” Marshall University, August 2010 & January 2011
  • “Patent Law Ethics: The Changing Landscape of Materiality,” Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, KY, June 2010
  • “Innovation and the Patentability of Natural Phenomena,” Second Annual Conference in Innovation and Communications Law, Louisville, KY, August 2009
  • Co-moderator, “The Developing Landscape of 
Biotechnology Patent Law,” Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 2009
  • “Patent Law 101 for the Health Care Industry,” Louisville Bar Association, May 2008
  • Brown M, McGuinness M, Wright T, Ren X, Wang Y, Boivin GP, Hahn H, Feldman AM, Jones WK. “Cardiac-specific blockade of NF-κB in cardiac pathophysiology: differences between acute and chronic stimuli in vivo,” Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 289(1):H466-76 (2005)
  • “The Role of NF-κB in Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury,” Keystone Symposia, Keystone, Colo., March 2002
  • “Ablation of Myocardial NF-κB signaling in a Mouse Model of TNF-α overexpression,” Keystone Symposia, Keystone, Colo., March 2002

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Mr. Wright worked as a scientific research associate in laboratories at both the University of Cincinnati and the University of Louisville.

Mr. Wright is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). He has also served as Chair of the Louisville Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section. In addition to being a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney, Mr. Wright is admitted to practice in Kentucky.

Mr. Wright received a JD, an MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and a BS in Biology form the University of Louisville.