Keeling, Kenneth A.
Address: 3310 Katy Fwy. Suite 100, Houston, TX 77007
Lawyer Firm: Keeling Law, LLC
|Areas of Practice||Consultation, counseling, Trademark, Trade secret, noncompetition, Patent prosecution|
Ken Keeling is a registered patent attorney with substantial litigation and business background.
Mr. Keeling started his legal career with the Arabian American Oil Company (now Saudi Aramco) negotiating large construction contracts and mediating contract claims on behalf of the company in Saudi Arabia. Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Keeling was general counsel to affiliated companies that stored and traded natural gas liquids.
Mr. Keeling founded the Keeling Law, LLC, in 1986 with a focus on providing quality intellectual property services and business representation.
Mr. Keeling’s litigation experience includes state and federal court jury trials and arbitration proceedings, including:• Breach of license agreements• Trademark infringement claims • Trade dress claims • Theft of trade secrets• License agreements • Shareholder disputes • Injunction proceedings • Deceptive trade practices • Construction claims • Contract claims
In addition to cases resolved through jury trials and completed arbitration hearings, Mr. Keeling has achieved successful resolution of conflicts involving a broad range of business and contract matters.
Mr. Keeling has extensive experience in business transactional matters including company formation, business governance, noncompetition agreements, confidentiality agreements, licensing, purchase and sale transactions, non-competes, joint venture agreements, environmental and myriad contracts agreements.
Mr. Keeling’s practice presently focuses on consulting with management of small businesses with an orientation toward achieving enterprise goals, protecting intellectual property, achieving resolution of disputes and managing risks.
AdmissionsTexas – 1983 Ohio – 1979 (lapsed)U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit and U.S. District CourtU.S. Patent and Trademark Office Southern and Northern Districts of Texas
EducationUniversity of Louisville, J.D., 1975University of Kentucky, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1971
EmploymentArabian American Oil Company1976-1982. General CounselBelvieu Enterprises Companies1982-1988Keeling Law, LLC f/k/aKeeling Patents & Trademarks, LLC 1986- Present
Published OpinionsU.S. Marine Corp. v. Kline 882 S.W.2d 597 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.], 1994 writ denied)Seatrax, Inc. v. Sonbeck Int’l, Inc., 200 F.3d 358 (5th Cir.2000).
Affiliations and ActivitiesHouston Intellectual Property Law AssociationHouston Bar AssociationState Bar of TexasHouston Intellectual Property Law Association.
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