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Paul Keller


Crowell & Moring

Paul Keller is a partner with Crowell & Moring. Paul is a first-chair intellectual property trial lawyer focused on patent and trade secret matters with a particular focus in the automotive, heavy machinery industry, and disruptive technology spaces. He is a noted thought leader on autonomous vehicles, AI, and the technologies being deployed and considered for the cities of the future.

Paul has over 20 years of experience in litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in all aspects of intellectual property.

Paul’s varied experiences have led to unique  specialties in the:

Automotive Industry:  Self-driving tech, image processing, GPS systems, V2X communications, regenerative braking, and batteries.

Heavy Machinery Industry: Industrial equipment, recycling facilities, waste and water management; kinetic energy structures.

Disruptive Technologies:  Artificial intelligence, IoT, distributed ledger, smart contract, 3D printing, eHealth, Big Data, 5G, encryption, and cryptocurrency technologies.

Paul is a partner in the Patents Group in Crowell & Moring’s New York office.

Recent Articles by Paul Keller

The Bills to Watch: IP Legislation of 2023 That Will Affect Your 2024

Throughout 2023, a number of legislative initiatives impacting intellectual property rights were introduced in the United States Congress or signed into law by the President. In some instances, these efforts are meant to try and re-balance the various, sometimes competing, interests of the public and the innovators. In other instances, the legislation is aimed at weaponizing the intellectual property right procurement process to reward some and punish others. Various pieces of legislation as well as Executive Directives directed at artificial intelligence also have been introduced at different levels. This piece, however, leaves those AI issues for others to address. Below is a summary of some of the key legislative efforts in 2023 touching on U.S. IP rights.