Keith Harden is a member of the technology/intellectual property law group focusing 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 advises companies regarding IP identification, protection, and development. He frequently represents clients on numerous other IP 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.

Keith received his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During law school, he served as a staff member and as technology director for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review.

A little more about Keith

I was born in Dallas, Texas.

I have two undergraduate degrees, a B.S. in computer science from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and a B.A. in music and business from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.

I enjoy being a lawyer because of the challenge of tackling tough issues for clients, as well as the freedom provided to make your own way or to be entrepreneurial to a degree that other professions may not allow. Additionally, being an IP attorney provides the opportunity to encounter a variety of impressive technologies.

For downtime, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and playing video games including everything from online multiplayer games to playing Mario with my kids. I am also an avid Texas Rangers fan.

One of my favorite places to visit or vacation is Ruidoso, New Mexico. I used to have family that lived near there and it’s still a quaint little mountain town to visit for some great scenery. Plus, I love New Mexican food and anything with hatch chile. Internationally, I recently visited Edinburgh, Scotland. I plan to visit again at the next chance and possibly travel north to attend the highland games.

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