Munck Wilson Mandala

Keith D. Harden

Intellectual Property
(972) 628-3611

Comprehensive IP 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 listed among the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch and Texas Rising Stars.

Keith D. Harden is a partner in the intellectual property group. Keith focuses his practice on 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 Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During law school, Keith served as a staff member and technology director for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. He also worked as an intellectual property legal assistant, gaining valuable experience handling various issues for clients. Before joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Keith worked at a boutique IP firm in Dallas, representing numerous technology clients. Keith has extensive legal experience counseling companies on IP identification, protection, and development. He frequently advises clients on patent infringement and invalidity, and strategies regarding advanced proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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
B.A. Music Business

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 Portfolio Management & Counseling

Patents & Innovations

Trademark & Advertising