Wayne A. Keown

Wayne A. Keown: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Wayne’s clients rely on him to protect their intellectual property. With more than 25 years of experience practicing intellectual property law and a Ph.D. in Genetics, he brings an extensive knowledge of biology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry and medical technology to his patent law practice. He is a highly experienced patent prosecutor with a strong background in Pharma/Biotech matters. He utilizes this experience in the prosecution, litigation, due diligence, opinion work, licensing, and portfolio development and management of clients’ intellectual property assets. Additionally, Wayne has extensive experience in U.S. and European patent office and court proceedings, Pharma/Biotech collaboration agreements and public and private investments. He has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of US chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device patent applications and directed their prosecution throughout the world, using a wide network of foreign associates.

    From small start-up companies just developing their patent portfolios to the very large patent portfolios of established businesses, Wayne’s clients have turned to him for counsel on patent budgets and the numerous ways in which patents may be used to maximum value. Additionally, he has negotiated and drafted multi-million dollar patent and know-how licenses between biotechnology companies and some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Wayne has assisted both investors and issuers in private stock placements, initial public offerings and follow-on private and public offerings with due diligence of patent portfolios as a part of portfolio and company acquisitions.
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Wayne's clients rely on him to protect their intellectual property. With more than 25 years of experience practicing intellectual property law and a Ph.D. in Genetics, he brings an extensive knowledge of biology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry and medical technology to his patent law practice. He is a highly experienced patent prosecutor with a strong background in Pharma/Biotech matters. He utilizes this experience in the prosecution, litigation, due diligence, opinion work, licensing, and portfolio development and management of clients' intellectual property assets. Additionally, Wayne has extensive experience in U.S. and European patent office and court proceedings, Pharma/Biotech collaboration agreements and public and private investments. He has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of US chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device patent applications and directed their prosecution throughout the world, using a wide network of foreign associates.

From small start-up companies just developing their patent portfolios to the very large patent portfolios of established businesses, Wayne's clients have turned to him for counsel on patent budgets and the numerous ways in which patents may be used to maximum value. Additionally, he has negotiated and drafted multi-million dollar patent and know-how licenses between biotechnology companies and some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Wayne has assisted both investors and issuers in private stock placements, initial public offerings and follow-on private and public offerings with due diligence of patent portfolios as a part of portfolio and company acquisitions.

Wayne enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, cooking, hiking and beach picnics. He also serves on the Environmental and Biotech Boards for The Maine Technology Institute.

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September 10, 2014 Verrill Dana Strengthens its Intellectual Property Group
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Rita S. Heimes, Wayne A. Keown June 26, 2014 Wayne Keown Joins Verrill Dana: Enhances Firm's Biotech Capacity
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Wayne A. Keown

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Intellectual Property & Technology

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4606  Phone
www.verrilldana.com/wkeown
University Attended:
Indiana University, B.S., 1984; University of Illinois Medical School, Ph.D., 1989
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1992
Year of First admission:
1992
Admission:
1989, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1992, Massachusetts; 2015, Maine
ISLN:
900874947

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