Keith Grady is the Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Practice Group. With over 27 years of experience in government and private law practice, clients turn to Keith for both ongoing counsel and immediate litigation needs. He takes a strategic approach to developing, enforcing and defending clients' intellectual property and furthering their business interests. Clients have said Keith has "a rational, common sense approach to IP litigation matters. He is willing to do what is best for the client, and knows when to dig in his heels, concede a point, or settle."
Keith has first chair experience in all phases of intellectual property litigation and has appeared in courts throughout the country in preliminary injunction hearings, claim construction hearings, summary judgment hearings, and jury trials. He has also presented a number of oral arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of his clients.
Keith represents and has represented publicly traded companies and major manufacturers in patent litigation in a variety of technological areas, including: chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, software, medical device, and mechanical devices. Keith also regularly represents clients in litigation involving technology-related disputes, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, internet domain names, and trade dress. He is a frequent writer and speaker on various topics, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, patent litigation, defense of claims brought by patent trolls, trademark litigation and copyright issues.
Keith is ranked in Chambers USA
: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (Missouri), 2012-2016; and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
® 2012-2016 for Intellectual Property Litigation; IP Stars 2014-2016; and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Before entering private practice, Keith worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eighth Circuits, a Law Clerk, for Judge Charles A. Shaw and Judge George F. Gunn of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, and a Law Clerk for Judge R.A. (Jim) Randall of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Keith's extensive experience with trial and appellate courts gives him particular insight into their decision-making process.