Areas of Practice: Patents, Licensing.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Keen was Senior Counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation and Counsel for Exxon Mobil Corporation following the merger between Mobil and Exxon.
Mr. Keen has more than forty years of intellectual property law experience. Prior to joining Mobil Oil Corporation, he qualified as a Chartered Patent Agent in the United Kingdom, with technical experience in polymerization processes, plastic resins, plastic films, explosives, papermaking and chemical products. With Mobil and later with Exxon, he has worked on oilfield exploration and production technologies, petroleum refining and petrochemical catalysts and processes (with particular emphasis on catalytic hydroprocessing), plastic resins, polymerization catalysts and processes, as well as petroleum additives, additive synthesis and lubrication and fuel products. His experience includes patent procurement, infringement and validity opinions; he also has extensive experience in technology transfer, with a number of successful licensing arrangements with organizations in the Far East.
Education: Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1981); Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (B.Sc., Chemistry, 1963).