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Mr. Keeler is an experienced patent and trademark prosecutor and accomplished litigator. He develops strategic patent and trademark strategies with his clients that focus on creating value and preventing competitors from encroaching on their valuable intellectual property. Mr. Keeler draws on his background in the electrical, computing, mechanical arts to obtain global patent protection for his clients.

Mr. Keeler’s broad litigation experience includes helping US and international companies obtain relief or defend against charges in state and federal courts around the country at both the district court and appellate levels where damages range from thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars. He recently tried a case concerning trademark infringement and misappropriation of name that resulted in a jury verdict of over $6.3 million, the judgment for which included over $730,000 in attorneys’ fees and punitive damages. He appears in both state and federal courts on behalf of his clients, but also helps his clients obtain nontraditional relief in both mediation and arbitration.

Prior to joining WHIPgroup, Mr. Keeler earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Arts’ electrical engineering program, and subsequently worked as a sensor engineer on an unarmed maritime surveillance drone for the U.S. Navy. He obtained his JD degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Education

J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law, cum laude 2014
B.E. The Cooper Union, Electrical Engineering 2011

Honors/Awards

Articles Editor, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal
IP and Information Law Fellow, Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law
Dean’s Merit Scholar, Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law

Court Admissions

State of Connecticut
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court (Connecticut and others)
U.S. Court of Appeal (Federal Circuit and others)
U.S. Supreme Court

Publications

Protecting your Trademark from Counterfeiting, General Counsel News, November 2015
Covered Business Method Review, Intellectual Property Magazine, May 2015
Why Can’t We Be FRAND(s)?: The Effect Of Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory Commitments On Standard Essential Patent Licensing, 32 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 317, 2013

Blog Posts

Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act’s Effect on Businesses, June 29, 2020
Copyright Expiration Takes New Works to Public Domain, January 4, 2019
Get Your Patent Faster Using Pre-Appeal Briefs, September 18, 2018
Privacy in The Digital Age: Is The Public Concerned Or Unknowingly Getting Burned?, June 27, 2018
eSports, and the Power of an Established Brand, March 6, 2018
Amending Burdens: Federal Circuit Changes Law so IPR Petitioners Must Prove Amended Claims Unpatentable, November 22, 2017
Shaw-shank Relitigation: District Courts Chiseling Away at Estoppel Provisions, June 27, 2017
Intangible Assets: Motions to Exclude Are More Valuable than the Stats Suggest, April 10, 2017
The P3 Program Warrants Extension, March 10, 2017
Once is Enough: Assessing Previously-Used Prior Art and Arguments at the PTAB, January 10, 2017

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