Keith Lutsch

Legal Experience

Keith concentrates his intellectual property practice on standards organization activities; patent program development; management and strategy; and the technical aspects of patent adversarial practice including litigation and analysis and post grant challenges before the Patent Trademark and Appeals Board including Post Grant Reviews (PGRs) and Inter-partes Patent Reviews (IPRs).  He has particular emphasis in the following technical sectors:

 

  • Electronics

  • Computer hardware and software

  • Networking hardware and software

Keith brings his significant experience managing and participating in major licensing and cross-licensing negotiations, managing standards organizations, preparing and negotiating industry standards agreements, and monitoring the impact of standards on patent portfolios.

He has been responsible for reviewing third-party products for infringement, managing strategic patent prosecution procedures and applications, reviewing disclosures and products for patentability, reviewing patent portfolios to identify important patents and applications, and reviewing third-party infringement claims. Keith is very experienced in developing prior art, litigation claim charting and working with expert witnesses.

Admissions

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

 

Memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society

  • American Bar Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Houston Bar Foundation

  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

Education

  • University of Cincinnati, BS, summa cum laude

  • University of Texas School of Law, JD, with honors

 

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™, listed by Martindale-Hubble®

  • 2018–2020, listed in IAM Patent 1000

  • 2016–2020, “IP Star,” listed in Managing IP (“MIP”) Magazine

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Licensing Executives Society

    • Co-chair of the LESI High Tech committee

    • Former trustee of the USA & Canada Society

  • Served as chair of the State Bar of Texas’ local grievance committee for many years

  • Former faculty member of University of Houston Law Center and the former University of Houston Patent Review Board.

  • Authored numerous papers on standards, computer and copyright law topics, and has been a speaker on standards organizations, computer law and intellectual property law at numerous events