Keith O'Doherty

Keith O'Doherty

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 3597

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

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.

*Currently on secondment to a client.

Education and admissions


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with honors, 2009

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2006

B.S., University of Arkansas, cum laude, 2000


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

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

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.

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