Keith A. Walter, Jr. counsels foreign and domestic clients in a variety of legal matters to support their overall strategic business objectives. Keith regularly advises clients on the development, protection, enforcement and licensing of their intellectual property portfolios, and provides general counsel on a variety of legal issues that impact the bottom line.
He advises U.S. and international entities from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations.
Keith’s clients know him to be a strategic adviser when it comes to securing, maintaining, enforcing and licensing intellectual property rights in the United States and throughout the rest of the world.
They also regularly seek his counsel as they set out to plan and implement growth strategies beyond the management and procurement of their intellectual property portfolios. On behalf of his clients, Keith handles disputes and licensing matters, prepares and negotiates agreements, provides due-diligence studies, and counsels on portfolio management and procurement.
As a seasoned litigator, Keith has secured victories for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex commercial litigations, including intellectual property, antitrust, advertising, employment, real estate, product liability, contracts, and class action matters.
He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases before judges and juries in both superior and chancery court, as well as, U.S. district courts across the country, including the District of Delaware and the Eastern District of Texas.
In addition, Keith has extensive experience representing clients before governmental agencies such as the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO).
As lead trial attorney, Keith is responsible for the direction of all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution matters from case assessment, to electronic document collection and production, to discovery, settlement proceedings and trial.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Keith worked as a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy. This technical background gives Keith a viable entrée to effectively serve a wide variety of industries.
He achieves a complex understanding of his clients’ businesses that makes him a strategic legal and business adviser, guiding decisions that ultimately impact overall company performance.
Keith has served as lead litigation counsel in various intellectual property, contracts, and antitrust matters before U.S. District Courts and State Courts across the country, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO). Here are some of his representative cases:
- Alcorn Communications, LLC v. Implix USA, Inc., Civ. No. 12-cv-576-SLR (D. Del.)
- Alex is the Best, LLC v. ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA), Inc., Civ. No. 13-cv-1728-RGA (D. Del.)
- Blue Sunny Skies, LLC, Sun Energy Partners I, LLC, and Blue Solar, LLC v. PV Thermal Solar, LLC, SolarRac2, MJM Fabrications, Inc., and Dave Lewenz, Civ. No. 12-cv-829-SLR (D. Del.)
- Bosch Automotive Services Solutions Inc. v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 13-10534-TGB-LJM (E.D. Mich.)
- Ford Motor Co. v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 14-13760-TGB-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
- Global Product Resources, Inc. v. WBM Pvt. Ltd., WBM, LLC, Designed 4 Life, LLC, Walgreen Co., Does 2-20, Rite Aid Corporation (a/k/a Doe 1), Civ. No. 11-cv-3864-RGK-AGR (C.D. Cal.)
- JSDQ Mesh Technologies, LLC v. Rio Tinto America Inc. and Kennecott Holdings Corp., Civ. No. 14-1341-GMS (D. Del.)
- Niksun, Inc. v. Intelica Networks, Inc. and Krishna C. Pandey, Civ. No. 07-cv-070-TSE-TRJ (E.D. Va.)
- Scott Environmental Services, Inc. and Scott Energy Technologies LLC v. Waste Facilities, Inc., CA No. 16-cv-1279-JRG-RSP (D. Del.)
- In re Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1050
- William Hill U.S. Holdco, Inc. and Brandywine Bookmaking LLC v. CG Technology Development, LLC, IPR2019-00317
- Two Farms, Inc. v. Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., and Silicato-Wood Partnership, LLC v. State of Delaware Department of Transportation, CA No. K17C-09-010-NEP (Del. Super.)
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude
- Illinois State University, B.S., Chemistry, 1993
Bar Admissions : Delaware, New York, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions : U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
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