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Kevin A. Keeling

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Biography

Kevin Keeling is the Managing Member of the firm. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Keeling concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, trademark prosecution, and intellectual property counseling.

Mr. Keeling spent six years in the United States Navy, where he completed rigorous Navy Nuclear Power coursework, finishing all phases in the top 10 percent of his class. His Navy training consisted of concentrated courses on electrical theory, electrical applications, power distribution, nuclear reactor theory, and radiation. The culmination of Mr. Keeling's Navy training included hands-on training with a live nuclear reactor, leading to certification by the U.S. Department of Energy. Following training, Mr. Keeling was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75). Mr. Keeling was pivotal in the equipment installation and testing required to bring this 100,000-ton warship to life, pass sea trials, and prepare for its first major deployment. Mr. Keeling and more than 20 nuclear operators whom he supervised were also responsible for the operation and maintenance of electrical and electro-mechanical systems and subsystems of one of the multi-million dollar nuclear reactors on the Truman.

Mr. Keeling's experience and education allows him to represent clients from a variety of industries, including: non-destructive testing/inspection, communications, transportation, optics/holography, food processing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and drug delivery systems, among others. Mr. Keeling's broad technical background includes coursework in inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, and the life sciences, as well as engineering. His technical education, training, and experience permit him to represent clients in handling matters involving the simplest to the most complex technologies, as well as integrated systems.

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology - Nuclear Emphasis
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas
    • Major: Biology

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Texas, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • United States Navy, Nuclear electrician's Mate First Class, 1995 to 2000
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Program Committee
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

Honors

  • Navy - Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Honored in both 2005 and 2006 as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in Philadelphia magazine for his performance as an intellectual property litigator

Representative Clients

  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Past Positions

  • United States Navy, Maintenance Group Supervisor, 1995 to 2000
  • Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd, Law Clerk, 2002 to 2002