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Keith D. Harden

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Keith D. Harden

Senior Associate


Keith D. Harden


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    Dallas, Texas 2014
    Major: Juris Doctorate
    Honors: cum laude
  • Regis University
    Denver, Colorado 2015
    Major: B.S. Computer Science
    Honors: magna cum laude
  • Hardin-Simmons University
    Abilene, Texas 2009
    Major: B.A.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2014

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Honors and Awards

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

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters

Attorney Bio

Keith D. Harden is a senior associate, 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 Experience

  • 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.

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

Dallas Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)