Solving complex patent and IP issues in science and tech
Thomas Keating is an experienced patent attorney who finds solutions to complex intellectual property (IP) issues in the medical device, biotechnology, software, electrical and mechanical arts fields. In addition to developing and managing U.S. and foreign patent portfolios in these areas, he counsels clients such as Fortune 500 companies, startups and university tech transfer offices to identify inventions, develop comprehensive IP strategies and manage budgets. Thomas also:
- Prepares patentability and infringement opinions, as well as freedom-to-operate and clearance analyses.
- Researches and conducts post-grant proceedings, including IPRs, interferences and ex parte reexaminations.
- Builds and manages patent portfolios for an array of clients.
- Built a portfolio of patents for a university client based on the work of a leading faculty member’s cardiac electrophysiology research.
- Strategically built a patent portfolio for a medical device company covering key features of an implantable spinal neurostimulator system for a medical device manufacturer.
- Developed and managed a multifamily patent portfolio covering a bioluminescent protein product line for a midsized biotechnology company.
- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2004)
- Order of the Coif
- Washington University Law Quarterly, associate editor
- Purdue University (Ph.D., 1995)
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.S., with honors, 1988)
- Computer Science
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office