Keith offers extensive experience in federal court litigation, with a focus on intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Overview

Keith represents clients at both the trial and the appellate court stages, handling litigation in federal district courts across the country and arguing appeals before the Federal Circuit and the Eighth Circuit. He focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and technology-related commercial litigation.

Having that extensive litigation experience, Keith is particularly capable of advising and representing clients who find themselves involved in disputes involving technology and intellectual property. Keith’s goal in each representation is get to a result that is most beneficial for the client in the circumstances. Sometimes that requires litigation; sometimes it does not.

Active in his community and in St. Louis area public school governance, Keith has served on the Brentwood School District Board of Education since 1996. He has also served on the St. Louis County Special School District Governing Council and on the Missouri School Boards Association Region 7 Executive Committee. He is a Board member of the Brentwood Redevelopment Corporation.

Experience

Represented owner of computer software patents in litigation in the District Court and at the Federal Circuit, including reversal on appeal of the District Court’s adverse decision regarding joint infringement.

Represented out-of-state-client in state court litigation arising from a computer services contract, successfully contesting personal jurisdiction at the trial and appellate levels.

Represented consumer products manufacturer in enforcing extensive patent portfolio at the trial and appellate levels.

Successfully defended client in a District Court’s trial of a contempt proceeding arising from a patent owner’s claim of violation of prior consent judgment.

Represented computer software licensor in litigation with distributor, winning a $2.4 million jury verdict for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation.

Recognitions

Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America© – Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Brentwood School District Board of Education, 1996-present

Brentwood Redevelopment Corporation

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1988
  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1988

  • Order of the Coif

University of South Dakota, B.A., Political Science, 1975

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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