W. John Keyes, Ph.D., J.D.

W. John Keyes, Ph.D., J.D.

Attorney

(P) 617-443-9292, ext 328

(F) 617-443-0004

wkeyes@sunsteinlaw.com

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Education

University of Rome, M.S., Chemistry

University of Chicago, Ph.D., Chemistry

John Marshall Law School, J.D.

W. John Keyes, Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. Keyes is a patent lawyer associate at Sunstein specializing in the chemical, pharmaceutical, life science, diagnostic and material science arts.  John represents clients in a broad range of patent, intellectual property and business matters. He prosecutes patent application, develops strategies to optimize the value of his client’s patent portfolios and handles post-grant proceedings before the PTAB. Dr. Keyes also counsels clients concerning patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom to operate.  He has represented companies in a broad range of industries including biological medical products, stem cell therapies, bioinformatics, petrochemicals, polymers, agrochemicals, industrial processes, nanotechnologies, batteries, ceramic materials, semiconductor fabrication, power systems, new materials, software, fuel cells, and LED’s.

Dr. Keyes began his career in the Chicago office of a large multinational law firm where he developed patent portfolios in technologies running the gamut from pharmaceuticals and biologicals to material science, and he supported patent litigation with a focus on ANDA lawsuits.

Experience

  • Developed strategies for, prosecuted, and managed international patent portfolios for major players in the fields of biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and material sciences.
  • Advised and provided opinions of counsel to foreign clients entering the U.S. market, represented them in patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent Office, and assisted them in patent litigation.
  • Extensively trained in all chemistry-related fields and beyond such as biological medical products, stem cell therapies, bioinformatics, petrochemicals, polymers, agrochemicals, industrial processes, nanotechnologies, batteries, ceramic materials, semiconductor fabrication, power systems, new materials, software, fuel cells, and LED’s.

Honors

  • Dr. Keyes prior experience includes doctoral studies at the University of Chicago which led to his being conferred the Presidential Award from the American Microscopy Society.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of Illinois