Mr. Thomas St. Paul Keaty, II, Patent Attorney, founded the Keaty Patent Firm after years of honing his expertise in patent, trademark, and copyright matters. Mr. Keaty, a Baton Rouge native, has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1974. In the decades that Mr. Keaty has been practicing intellectual property law, he has developed a reputation for credibility, success, and geniality that established him as a leading I.P. attorney in Louisiana and throughout the nation.
In addition to his robust patent prosecution work, which resulted in the issuance of hundreds of U.S. Patents, Mr. Keaty is an active lecturer on intellectual property matters throughout the Gulf Coast. His expertise has most recently been highlighted in Loyola University, New Orleans (Lecturer, Intellectual Property), Newman School (Lecturer, Project Business), and the Academy of the Sacred Heart (Special Presenter, Economics). His published works include “What the U.S. Businessman Should Know about Patents, U.S. and Foreign” (U.S. Department of Commerce), “State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law” (Clark Boardman, Louisiana Chapter), and “What’s in a Name? Protection of Well-Known Trademarks Under International and National Law” (Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property).
Mr. Keaty has also been an active member of Louisiana legislative bodies tasked with discussion of changing trademark and patent legal principles. He served as a Legislative Liaison to the Secretary of State of Louisiana regarding the Trademark System of Louisiana and has been a member of the Federal Bar Association and Clark Boardman (Louisiana chapter). Currently, Mr. Keaty is a member of the Local Patent Rules Committee, serving the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Mr. Keaty received a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and received his law degree from Tulane University. Mr. Keaty is admitted to the Louisiana and Texas state bars, and is additionally registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western District Courts of Louisiana, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas.