Todd Keeler

Todd Keeler  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Todd Keeler is a lawyer and patent agent in both our Intellectual Property Group and Information Technology Group in our Vancouver office. Todd focuses his practice on IP law, particularly the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the high tech, electrical, electronics and mechanical fields. He also conducts patentability and prior art searches, conducts infringement analyses, prepares infringement opinions, prepares agreements for the acquisition of software, hardware and related services, conducts due diligence reviews of intellectual property assets, and advises on intellectual property issues in secured transactions.

Representative Work

  • Prepared several Patent Appeal Briefs filed with the Board of Patent Appeals in the United States Patent and Trademark Office that have successfully secured issued patents.
  • Assisting senior counsel in preparing agreements for the acquisition of software, hardware, and related services valued at over $10 million.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "IT and IP Representations, Warranties and Due Diligence Transactions" chapter, Intellectual Property for Solicitors -- 2010, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2010.
  • Presenter, "IT and IP Representations, Warranties and Due Diligence Transactions," BLG Business Department Meeting, October 2010.
  • Co-Author, "Utility" and "Business Method Patents" chapters, High Tech Patent Practice in Canada.

Scientific Publications

  • Salman, Keeler et al.,"Low-Field Cross Spin Relaxation of 8Li in Superconducting NbSe2," Physical Review B, 2009, 79(14).
  • Parolin, Keeler et al., "High Resolution β-NMR Study of Li Implanted in Gold," Physical Review B, 2008, 77(21).
  • Keeler et al., "Hyperfine Fields in an Ag/Fe Multilayer Film Investigated with 8Li β-Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance," Physical Review B, 2008, 77(14).
  • Xu, Keeler et al., "Proximal Magnetometry in Thin Films using β-NMR," Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2008, 191(1), 47-55.
  • Salman, Keeler et al., "Magnetic-Field Effects of the Size of Vortices Below the Surface of NbSe2 Detected Using Low Energy β-NMR," Physical Review Letters, 2007, 98(16).
  • Salman, Keeler et al., "Local Magnetic Properties of a Monolayer of Mn12 Single Molecule Magnets," Nano Letters, 2007, 7(6), 1551-1555.
  • Keeler et al., "Hyperfine Fields in an Ag/Fe Magnetic Multilayer Probed with Low Energy Spin Polarized 8Li," Physica B, 2006, 374, 79-82.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Received the “J. Edward Maybee Memorial Prize” from the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Awarded for receiving the highest overall mark in the 2012 Canadian Patent Agent Examination.