Keith joined the patent profession in 1992 and since then has acquired much experience in both private practice and industry (AstraZeneca). He joined Fry Heath Spence in 2001, subsequently becoming a partner of the firm in September 2002.
Keith continues to practice in all aspects of IP, including patents, registered and unregistered designs, trade marks, copyright and licensing. His specialisms include patent drafting and prosecution (particularly in the fields of physical sciences, electronics, computing and software, materials sciences and mechanics) and third-party patent matters.
Keith represents his clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office as well as the World Intellectual Property Organisation and has extensive experience in ex parte and inter partes hearings before the opposition and appeal boards of the European Patent Office.