Thomas J. Keating, Ph.D., Senior Counsel


Thomas Keating, Ph.D., is an experienced patent attorney who finds solutions to complex intellectual property issues in the medical device, biotechnology, software, electrical, and mechanical fields.

As a patent attorney, he has:

  • Developed and managed U.S. and foreign patent portfolios in medical device, biotechnology, software, electrical, and mechanical arts
  • Counseled clients including Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and university tech transfer offices to identify inventions, develop comprehensive IP strategies, and manage budgets
  • Prepared patentability and infringement opinions, freedom-to-operate/clearance analyses
  • Researched and conducted post-grant proceedings including IPRs, interferences, and ex parte reexaminations
  • Built portfolio of patents for university client based on work of leading faculty member’s cardiac electrophysiology research
  • Strategically built patent portfolio for medical device company covering key features of implantable spinal neurostimulator system for medical device manufacturer
  • Developed and managed multifamily patent portfolio covering bioluminescent protein product line for midsized biotechnology company

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • 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 (B.S., with honors, 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Payment Portal

You are leaving the Quarles & Brady website and being directed to the bill presentment and paying service offered by a third party provider. If you do not wish to continue to the site, click Close or use the Back button on your web browser to return the Quarles & Brady website.