Munck Wilson Mandala

Keith D. Harden

Intellectual Property

Comprehensive Intellectual Property Knowledge

Keith advises on a wide range of intellectual property matters from infringement and invalidity to due diligence.

Computer Science Background

Keith graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science.

Honored by His Peers

Keith is a registered patent attorney listed among the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch and Texas Rising Stars.

Keith D. Harden is a partner, practicing in the technology/intellectual property law group. Keith focuses his practice on patent and trademark matters, including patent and trademark preparation and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as representing clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Keith earned an undergraduate degree in computer science at Regis University and received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During law school, Keith served as a staff member and as technology director for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. During law school, Keith also worked for over two years as an intellectual property legal assistant, gaining valuable experience handling various issues for clients. Before joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Keith worked at a boutique intellectual property law firm in Dallas, representing numerous technology clients to successfully obtain domestic and international intellectual property protection.

Keith has extensive legal experience counseling companies regarding intellectual property identification, protection, and development. He frequently advises clients on numerous other intellectual property issues such as patent infringement and invalidity, strategy regarding advanced proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and intellectual property portfolio management and due diligence.

Representative Matters

  • Prosecuting patent applications—both domestic and foreign—in fields including artificial intelligence, telecommunications, currency and payment systems, medical devices, and software systems;
  • Representing clients in over a dozen inter partes review proceedings before the patent trial and appeal board;
  • Represented, and performed intellectual property due diligence for, publicly-traded company as intellectual property counsel in connection with the acquisition of a leading technologies innovator.


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2014
Juris Doctorate
cum laude
Regis University, 2015
B.S. Computer Science
magna cum laude
Hardin-Simmons University, 2009

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

Dallas Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Woodward White, Inc.

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2014

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Focus Areas

IP Due Diligence

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs)

Patents & Innovations

Trademark & Advertising