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Keith O'Doherty

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Keith O'Doherty

Dr. Keith O'Doherty combines extensive district court and Federal Circuit litigation experience with a broad technical knowledge. A member of our Intellectual Property Group, Keith litigates both patent and trademark cases, and has worked on a number of appeals before the Federal Circuit, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Jimmie V. Reyna.

Keith has also worked on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In non-litigation work, Keith counsels clients regarding patent issues, including non-infringement, invalidity, and patent prosecution strategies.

Keith's technical background enables him to assist clients when the law overlaps with high-tech issues. Keith has research and teaching experience spanning the physical, chemical, and biological sciences, including specific experience with nanotechnology, biotechnology, and the overlap of the biological and physical sciences in general.

Representative experience

Helped a medical device company with an appeal to the Federal Circuit, including en banc proceedings.

Helped with an appeal to the Federal Circuit for a pharmaceutical client.

Counseled a food industry client regarding patent issues in advance of the launch of a major product.

Counseled a trade association regarding the upcoming expiration of patents on genetically modified seed.

Assisted an automobile client in district court patent litigation.

Assisted a medical device company with trade dress litigation in district court.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 2009
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Arkansas, 2000


  • Member, Litigation Committee and New Lawyers Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Upstream Products in Section 337 Investigations

337 Reporter

Published Works

Applications of Imaging Interferometry

Proceedings of SPIE
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