Type: News
Date: 06/02/2021

Meet Derek Lavender | Associate Feature

Associate / Indianapolis / Intellectual Property

I have …

… worked at Harley Davidson Motor Company.

… lived in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, and Arizona.

… presented CLEs directed towards the patent law legal landscape.

… assisted clients ranging in size from independent inventors to in-house counsel of Fortune 100 companies.

… a 120lb Bernese Mountain Dog: Barkus Adroolius.

… worked at Taft for almost 9 years!

I will …

… continue working with the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law to promote and build their IP Clinic as a clinic faculty supervisor.

… beat my nephews in H-O-R-S-E … while I still can.

… manage patent portfolios filed in countries around the world.

… eat fresh produce from our client’s GroPod.

… battle friends and neighbors in Euchre, Goat Lords, Ticket to Ride, and any other board game or card game.

… support innovators any way I can.

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