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Addressing clients’ needs in all forms of intellectual property, Keith Rawlins works closely with clients to identify their IP assets, secure protection of those assets in all relevant jurisdictions, manage portfolios as they evolve, and defend assets against unauthorized use and infringement.


Keith is highly adept and experienced in assessing, preparing, prosecuting, and managing U.S. and international patent portfolios, as well as providing legal opinions and analyses for non-infringement and invalidity of patents in the United States and abroad. He is also sought by clients for his experience in preparing, prosecuting, enforcing, and managing trademarks and copyrights, as well as drafting IP agreements of all types, including licensing. If and when disputes arise, Keith is fully prepared to support his clients in negotiating settlements and, when necessary, in litigation.

Keith has significant experience in numerous industries and technologies, including:

  • Chemicals
  • Oil & gas
  • Renewable energy
  • Software
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Payment systems
  • AI algorithms
  • Polymers
  • Gas detectors
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Cement composition
  • Pressure sensors

He has also focused on the law regarding abstract ideas in software-related inventions and on software inventions, including those that involve machine learning and neural networks.

Keith’s dedication to cultivating long-term relationships with his clients has resulted in roles serving as clients’ “in-house” outside IP counsel, which has enabled him to implement internal processes for streamlining and managing their intellectual property based on a thorough knowledge of the clients’ products, business practices, competitive position, and more. Further, understanding his clients’ internal processes has provided unrivaled efficiency and a solid foundation when working with these clients from the outside.

What few know about Keith is that he is also a classically trained percussionist.


  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Section
  • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2007
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2001
  • B.A., Music, University of Colorado, 2001


  • “Best Lawyers – Intellectual Property,” named by D Magazine, 2016, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • “Best Lawyers – Patent Prosecution,” named by D Magazine, 2017, 2023 and 2024

Practice Areas

  • Patent, trademark, and copyright portfolio creation, prosecution, and management
  • Patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • Trademarks & domain disputes
  • Intellectual Property agreements


  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Section
  • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section


  • “Likelihood of Dilution by Blurring: A Circuit Comparison and Empirical Analysis,” 16 TEX. INTELL. PROP. L.J. 385, 2018


  • St. Thomas Aquinas Lawyers’ Association, Treasurer