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Attorney Keith Harden

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2014
  • Regis University, B.S., Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, 2015
  • Hardin-Simmons University, B.A., 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Keith D. Harden

Associate

Patent and Trademark Matters

Keith Harden, registered U.S. Patent Attorney, focuses his practice on patent and trademark matters, including patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, as well as related matters such as post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Concentration

Mr. Harden concentrates on the following technology areas:

  • Computer hardware and software
  • Communication systems and networks
  • E-commerce
  • Sports equipment
  • Oil drilling and analysis equipment
  • Internet-based software, services, and databases

As a law student, Mr. Harden worked as an extern at the SMU Office of Legal Affairs where he assisted the Office with legal research and creating solutions to issues particular to University law. Mr. Harden further focused his studies on intellectual property law, taking multiple intellectual property courses such as courses in patent law, patent prosecution, and intellectual property licensing.

Mr. Harden was also a member of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. He served his first year on the Law Review as a Staff Member, writing a case note and comment on current intellectual property issues. He served his second year as Technology Director, wherein he focused on certain technological matters, such as constructing a new website for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review.

Before passing the Texas Bar, Mr. Harden worked for over two years as an intellectual property legal assistant, gaining valuable experience handling matters for clients, including assisting with the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, researching legal issues facing clients, collaborating on intellectual property portfolio management and due diligence, and providing procedural support during post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers