Joseph R. Keating, Esq.

Mr. Keating has represented Japanese companies in U.S. patent prosecution, licensing and litigation matters for more than 25 years and even worked inside of the intellectual department of a major Japanese electronics company. 

            Based on his experience working with Japanese companies, Mr. Keating founded Keating & Bennett, LLP in 2000 for the sole purpose of serving Japanese companies U.S. patent needs in unique and flexible ways not provided by other law firms.  Mr. Keating represents our Japanese clients in all aspects of intellectual property representation including patent prosecution, opinions regarding infringement and validity of patents, patent licensing and negotiation, and various patent litigation activities.           

            After receiving a degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Mr. Keating began his patent career as an Examiner in the U.S. Patent Office, specializing in electromechanical inventions. 

          After four years as a U.S. Patent Examiner and after graduating from The Catholic University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Mr. Keating joined a prominent patent law firm in Alexandria, Virginia, where he began working closely with Japanese companies and their IP department members.  Upon moving to New York City and becoming a member of the New York State Bar, Mr. Keating joined another prominent patent law firm where he provided patent prosecution and patent opinion services to several Japanese companies, and supervised the training of an IP Manager from a large Japanese electronics company.  Mr. Keating also served as the Chairman of the New York Office’s Electromechanical Patent Group. 

            Mr. Keating has taught patent claim drafting at the Practicing Law Institute and has frequently lectured in Japan regarding U.S. patent matters and frequently visits Japan to better service our Japanese clients.