Candice Decaire practices intellectual property law, with expertise in patent and trade secret protection. Ms. Decaire has counseled and represented clients in litigation, appeals, arbitration, ITC investigations, and inter partes review proceedings concerning diverse technologies such as computer hardware and software, biologics, pharmaceuticals, carpet, thermal imaging/night vision equipment, "bullet proof" armor, industrial bearings, aircraft equipment, and medical devices. Ms. Decaire also advises clients about strategies for protecting and profiting from intellectual property and data, with particular focus on the Internet of Things and wearable tech, including assessment and mitigation of risks of infringement or misappropriation, and data privacy and security issues. Ms. Decaire helps biotech and other clients with IP and licensing policies, strategies, and agreements, including as to due diligence and investigation of validity and freedom to operate.

Ms. Decaire was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2018 for Commercial Litigation.

Professional & Community Activities

Alumnae Association of Smith College, Member

Georgia Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Member

Intellectual Property Owners’ Association, Corporate IP Management Committee, Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Attorneys, Member

Life Science Washington, Member

Washington Technology Industry Association, Member


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1998)
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Smith College, A.B., Art History and Architecture
    Ada Comstock Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Washington (pending)
  • Georgia (2000)


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2000)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (2003)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2003)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2003)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (2009)


  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia — Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Striving for excellence, efficiency, and grace under pressure – a job well done. Vigorous advocacy, informed and guided by an understanding of our client’s priorities.

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 206.516.3094
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Candice C. Decaire

Experience Highlights

Patent, trade secret, and other IP counseling for biotech client
Handled patent and general intellectual property strategy and advised biotech client at the forefront of immunotherapy for cancer and infectious more
The Coca Cola Co. v. PepsiCo Inc., et al.
Represented Pepsi-Cola Co. and PepsiCo in a patent infringement suit brought by Coca-Cola in the Northern District of Georgia involving bag-in-box more
Patent litigation for leading manufacturer of medical devices
Served as lead counsel in various patent infringement matters, successfully asserting and defending patents relating to bone screws and other more
Karl Storz Endoscopy-Am., Inc. v. Stryker Inc.
Represented Smith & Nephew Endoscopy-Andover in a patent infringement litigation brought by KarlStorz Endoscopy-America Inc. that included more