Michael J. Keller, J.D. is a patent and trademark attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He has 23 years of patent experience in the life science industry, including, but not limited to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, bioreactors and agriculture. In addition to patent and trademark prosecution, Mr. Keller develops agreements relating to protection, acquisition and development of technology; advises on strategic intellectual property in the life sciences, and conducts intellectual property due diligence.

What You Should Know About Mike Keller:

  • Prosecuted and managed patents for clients ranging from large corporations to individual inventors
  • Rendered complex legal opinions for Stiefel, IVAX, Andrx, Pfizer and Wyeth
  • Developed legal strategies to get generic Taxol to market for IVAX
  • Developed antitrust legal strategies to enable IVAX to acquire blocking patent from 3M
  • Served as senior corporate intellectual property counsel for IVAX and GMP Companies, where he:
    • Negotiated complex product acquisition agreements with Procter & Gamble, Alza, Teva, Glaxo Wellcome, Wyeth, Pfizer, Motorola, Medtronics, Braun, Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb
    • Evaluated over 600 product acquisition candidates
    • Managed over 3000 trademarks globally
  • Supervisory experience in technology transfer with the National Cancer Institute and Department of energy
  • General litigation experience in state and Federal courts
  • Experience in patent and trademark litigation before the Federal courts and International Trade Commission

Prior to founding his own law firm, Mr. Keller has held leadership positions at various South Florida law firms, where as a Partner, he established several life science intellectual property practices.

What You May Not Know About Mike Keller:

Mike is a sports car enthusiast who enjoys car and boat restoration and is active in water sports such as diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and boating.  He likes to relax by remodeling homes and maintaining a marine aquarium.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Biology, University of Georgia
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Biology, George Washington University
  • J.D. , University of Georgia School of Law

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Licensing Executives Society, Vice Chair, Life Science Committee
  • BioFlorida
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Director, Palm Beach County Chapter
  • Life Science Technology Hub, Director
  • Noble Financial Member, Scientific Advisory Board