Patrick C. Keane is an Executive Shareholder with responsibilities for firm wide management of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, a general practice law firm consisting of over 500 attorneys and government relations professionals in offices across 19 cities throughout the United States. Patrick is active in the Federal Circuit Bar Association, serving as Co-Chair of the Regional Programs Committee and as Vice-Chair of the USPTO Committee.
Patrick focuses his practice on all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) counseling, including patent litigation, post grant proceedings such as inter partes review and post grant review, and strategic development and enforcement of international IP portfolios to optimize revenue and product sales. Patrick has provided strategic guidance on company growth via evaluation of IP and its role in business activities such as joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, government contracts and franchising opportunities. He focuses on building multi-disciplinary client services teams as appropriate to optimize collaboration with in-house counsel and as business drivers to manage risk and create innovative solutions to legal issues. He has experience with intellectual property law matters directed to both pre-America Invents Act (AIA) procedures and post AIA procedures. Patrick's litigation background includes more than 20 years of experience representing small, mid and large cap companies in federal court actions and in proceedings before the International Trade Commission, including litigation for Fortune 500 companies, such as Lockheed Martin and Hewlett Packard. Patrick has been recognized internationally for his breath of IP expertise and favorable resolution of international IP disputes.
In 2013, IAM’s Patent 1000 publication recognized Patrick and noted that he “has a strong foundation in all areas of intellectual property and does a fantastic job no matter what he focuses on. He is a dedicated, resourceful and skilled IP strategist and a creative problem solver.” In addition, Patrick was recognized for his work in the intellectual property practice as a 2013 and 2014 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.
Patrick’s experience in patent procurement includes six years as an examiner in computer electronics and software related arts of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His engineering experience includes work as a design engineer for AMP, Inc. in Harrisburg, PA. Patrick has published numerous articles and is a regular presenter at international conferences directed to IP protection, licensing and litigation. He is licensed to practice in Maryland and before the Maryland Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Supreme Court.