Michael McKeon is a Principal in the Washington, DC, office of Fish & Richardson and a member of the firm’s Management Committee and the firm’s award-winning intellectual property litigation group.
Mr. McKeon is a highly respected trial and litigation attorney with numerous awards and honors including being selected in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Patent (2008-2016), Washington, DC Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation (2011-2016), and “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2016), and being recognized in IAM Patent Litigation 250/1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Litigators (2010-16). He was also Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Patents Lawyers (2016). He was also one of 20 lawyers in Washington, D.C. to be selected as “Visionary” in National Law Journal’s Legal Times for his outstanding business foresight and legal acumen (2012). He was one of one hundred lawyers identified for Super Lawyers’ Top 100 in the Washington, D.C. legal market (2016). He was also one of 50 lawyers in the U.S. selected by the National Law Journal as an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer & Pioneer” for his work in intellectual property (2014). Mr. McKeon was also featured in The American Lawyer representing Fish & Richardson as a finalist for IP Litigation Department of the Year (2015, 2014, 2010) and featured in the National Law Journal’s 2014 and 2015 Appellate Hot List for his representation at the Federal Circuit. In addition, Mr. McKeon is featured in Chambers USA for both Intellectual Property and ITC Section 337 cases.
Mr. McKeon’s national trial practice focuses on high technology litigation and he has extensive experience in electrical technologies including telecommunications, semiconductors, and a wide variety of consumer electronics. He is experienced in matters before Federal District Courts, the United States International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. McKeon has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in courts throughout the country.
After graduation from engineering school in 1990, Mr. McKeon started his intellectual property career as a Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and continued to work full-time while attending law school in the evenings at the George Washington University Law School. Mr. McKeon was a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. McKeon has been with Fish & Richardson since completing his clerkship where he has been instrumental in the firm’s growth from 120 lawyers in a few offices to over 400 in eleven offices nationwide.
Mr. McKeon is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School where he is teaching the first law school class in the country dedicated to Section 337 cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (co-teaching with Judge Theodore R. Essex). Mr. McKeon also serves as Chair of the Intellectual Property Advisory Board at the George Washington University Law School. In 2014, Mr. McKeon was inducted into the University of Connecticut’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers.
By way of example, a listing of some of Mr. McKeon’s cases is set forth below.
IP Litigation (Federal District & State Court):
Multimedia Patent Trust v. LG Electronics. Inc., et al. (SDCA) – Defended LGE through trial and appeal in a patent case accusing LG’s video-capable cellular telephones.
Parallel Networks, LLC v. Amazon.com Inc. et al (E.D. Tex/Fed Cir.) – Represented defendant Amazon.com and others through appeal in a patent infringement action.
Zenith Electronics LLC v. Sony Corporation, et al. (E.D. Tex./N.D. Ca./N.D. Ill.) – Represented Zenith Electronics LLC in a patent case against Sony Corporation relating to digital television receivers.
LG Electronics, Inc. v. Sony Corporation (SDCA/CDCA) – Represented LGE in a patent case against Sony relating to Blu-ray disc players and digital television products.
Spansion LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (E.D. Va./WD Wisc.) – Represented Samsung Electronics in a patent case related to Flash memory.
Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al (E.D. Tex.) – Defended Amazon.com, Inc. in a patent case accusing Amazon.com’s popular e-Commerce website and Kindle products.
Vizio, Inc. v. LG Electronics (D. MD) – Defended LGE in patent case accusing LGE’s digital televisions.
Hitachi Plasma Patent Licensing Co. v. LG Electronics, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) – Defended LGE in a patent case accusing LGE’s plasma televisions.
International Business Machine Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) — Defended Amazon.com in a patent case accusing Amazon.com’s popular Internet shopping website.
LG Electronics, Inc. v. Hitachi, Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented LGE in a patent case against Hitachi relating to car audio/visual and navigation products.
Antor Media Corporation v. LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) — Defended LGE in a patent case accusing to content downloads to mobile phones.
Zoltar Satellite Systems, Inc. v. LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA, Inc. (E.D. Tex/ND Cal.) — Defended LGE in a patent case accusing e911 systems in mobile phone networks.
Charles E. Hill & Associates v. AOL et al. (E.D. Tex.) — Defended AOL Time Warner, Inc. in a patent case accusing its on-line shopping services.
Ciena Corporation v. Corvis Corporation (D. Del.) — Represented Ciena in patent infringement case relating to dense wave division multiplexing optical communications systems.
Toshiba Corporation v. Juniper Networks, Inc et al. (D. Del.) — Defended Juniper in a patent case relating to router technology.
Cargill, Incorporated v. Canbra Foods, Ltd., Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc., and Dow AgroSciences LLC (D. Oregon) — Represented Cargill in a patent case relating to specialty canola oil.
Microsoft v. Ultimate Game Club, Ltd. (D. Conn.) — Represented Microsoft in a patent case relating to its XBOX video game system.
Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc. v. Covad Communications (E.D. Va.) — Defended Covad Communications in a patent case relating to DSL technology.
Scripps International, Ltd. v. First Alert, Inc. (E.D. Va.) — Represented Scripps International in a patent infringement case relating to alarm systems.
Siemens Business Communication Systems v. Harris Corporation (E.D. Va.) — Represented Siemens in patent infringement case relating to telecommunications switching equipment.
Section 337 Investigations – International Trade Commission:
Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-853 – Represented LG in ITC investigation through trial and final Commission review against complainants TPL, Patriot Scientific, and Phoenix Digital System and their infringement assertion of a patent related to variable speed system clocks in microprocessors.
Certain Electronic Devices Having A Digital Television Receiver and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-774) – Represented Complainant Zenith Electronics Ltd. against Sony entities seeking exclusion of Sony digital television receivers.
Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors II (Inv. No. 337-TA-765) – Defended Respondent LGE against patent infringement claims brought by Sony Electronics seeking exclusion of LGE’s digital television products.
Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-764) – Represented Complainant LGE against Sony entities seeking exclusion of Sony digital television products.
Certain Mobile Telephones and Modems (Inv. No. 337-TA-758) – Defended respondent LG Electronics in patent case brought by complainant Sony Corp. seeking to exclude LGE’s mobile products implementing standard-based wireless technologies (UMTS/WCDMA, LTE, and CDMA2000).
Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-735)- Defended respondent Samsung Electronics against patent infringement claims brought by Spansion LLC seeking exclusion of Samsung’s NAND Flash Memory Chips and downstream products containing those chips manufactured by Samsung and Samsung customers.
Certain Flat Panel Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-733) — represented respondents LG Electronics in a patent case brought by Vizio seeking exclusion of LGE’s digital televisions implements QAM standard transmission technology.
Certain Video Displays, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. ITC Inv. 337-TA-687) – Represented Complainant LG Electronics seeking exclusion of digital televisions imported by Vizio, Inc. and AmTran.
Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Cameras, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-663) – Defended Respondent LG Electronics against patent infringement claims brought by Eastman Kodak seeking exclusion of LGE’s popular cellular telephone products.
Certain Electronic Devices Having Image Capture or Display Functionality and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-672) – Represented Complainant LG Electronics against Eastman Kodak seeking exclusion of Kodak’s digital camera products.
Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof, and Products Containing Such Devices and Components (Inv. No. 337-TA-552) — Defended respondent Hynix Semiconductor against patent infringement claims brought by Toshiba Corp. seeking exclusion of Hynix’ Flash memory products.
Certain Semiconductor Devices, DMA Systems, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-607) — Represented Complainant Samsung Electronics against Renesas Technology in a patent case relating to semiconductors and DMA systems.
Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-595) — Defended Respondent Samsung Electronics against patent infringement claims brought by Renesas Technology Corp. seeking exclusion of Samsung’s DRAM products.
Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (Radio) Chips, Power Control Chips, and Products Containing Same, including Cellular Telephone Handsets (Inv. No. 337-TA-543) – Represented LG Electronics as an intervenor through appeal in a case brought by Broadcom Corp. against Qualcomm accusing Qualcomm’s baseband processor chips, which are components used in LGE’s cellular telephone handsets.
Certain Display Controllers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-491) — Represented complainant Genesis Microchip in a patent case against a number of Taiwanese companies seeking exclusion of display controller chips and downstream monitors containing the chips.
Certain Video Game Systems, Accessories, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-473) — Represented complainant Microsoft in a patent case seeking exclusion of products employing features from XBOX video game system.
Certain CMOS Active Pixel Image Sensors and Products Containing Same – (Inv. No. 337-TA-451) — Represented complainants Photobit Corporation and Caltech in a patent case seeking exclusion of camera products employing active pixel sensors.
Certain Optical Waveguide Fibers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-410) — Defended respondent Plasma Optical Fibre (from the Netherlands) in a patent case brought by Corning seeking exclusion of fiber optic cables.
January 25, 2017
Michael McKeon interviewed in Metropolitan Corporate Counsel article "ITC's Powerful Patent Remedies"
May 19, 2015
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices from Chambers USA 2015
June 29, 2016
Fish Receives Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation from The Legal 500
June 15, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices
June 8, 2016
Fish Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices in Chambers USA 2016
June 2, 2016
Fish & Richardson Announces 37 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
November 19, 2015
Fish & Richardson Named to NLJ 2015 Appellate Hot List; Marks Fifth Year on Prestigious List
July 1, 2015
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices
June 22, 2015
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation from The Legal 500
November 13, 2014
Fish & Richardson Has Three Principals Named “Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers” by The National Law Journal
October 21, 2014
Welcome To The Club: Advice From Old To New Partners
October 6, 2014
Keeping Up With the ITC