Intellectual Property

Dr. John McKeague Joins Porzio's Washington, DC Office

9/29/2014 | News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman's continues the growth of its Washington, DC office with the addition of John McKeague, Ph.D. as counsel in the firms Intellectual Property Department.  Dr. McKeague, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology, helps clients protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. He applies his in depth knowledge of technology and the law to obtain broad patent protection for their innovative products.  Dr. McKeague uses his knowledge of the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and biotech industries and regulatory compliance to identify issues and obtain favorable outcomes for clients.  He also assists clients in navigating crowded technology areas and regularly advises on product development.  Dr. McKeague also advises clients on in-licensing technology and evaluates the strength of intellectual property for new business initiatives.

Dr. McKeague has previously worked as a patent executive in Northern Ireland for a veterinary pharmaceutical company, and as an associate in the intellectual property departments of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Patton Boggs.

Dr. McKeague earned his J.D. in 2008 from George Washington University Law School.  He achieved a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 2002 and a BSc Hons. in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry in 1998, from the University of Ulster at Coleraine.  In 1993, Dr. McKeague was awarded a BTEC HNC in Applied Biology from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. 

Dr. McKeague can be reached at 202-517-6320 or wjmckeague@pbnlaw.com.