W. John Keyes, Ph.D.

Dr. John Keyes has over 15 years of experience working with intellectual property and business issues, including patent portfolio management and post-grant proceedings. He centers his practice on the acquisition and defense of patent rights, and has extensive research experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biological, diagnostic, and material science arts. John counsels a wide array of clients, and has experience in contentious patent procedure, as well as preparing and prosecuting U.S and foreign patents and appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 

John has worked on numerous patent applications in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, biologics, biological assays, biosensors, phage therapies, RNA interference, stem cells, aptamers, batteries, fuel cells, ceramic materials, composite materials, semiconductors, polymers, agro-chemicals, petro-chemicals, organic and inorganic LEDs, microfluidics, solar cells, microscopy, imaging techniques, mass spectrometry, data processing, cosmetics, and edible products.

Court Memberships

  • Massachusetts
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Presidential Award, Microscopy Society of America, 2003
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  • Boston

    28 State Street
    Suite 700
    Boston, MA 02109
F: 857.300.4001


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John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2008

University of Chicago, Chemistry, Ph.D., 2002

University of Rome, Organic Chemistry, M.S., 1994


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  • French
  • Spanish