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Derek B. Lavender
Associate

DEREK B. LAVENDER is a registered patent attorney in Taft’s Indianapolis office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. He practices in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution. Derek has experience in technologies such as medical devices, material science, electrical control systems, agricultural equipment, and hydraulic systems. He worked for several years at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in the full vehicle test and evaluation group while earning his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Kettering University. He received his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a graduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Derek is an executive committee member of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section.