Keith’s practice involves all areas of intellectual property and related corporate transactional matters. Keith brings a unique perspective when counseling clients, based on over 20 years of combined experience in private practice and as in-house patent counsel.
Prior to joining the firm, Keith served as Vice President of Intellectual Property for Cookson Electronics, a leading supplier of materials and equipment to the printed circuit board fabrication industry, where he played an integral role in identifying and securing key technologies that helped expand the company’s product offerings. He also was instrumental in overseeing the development of Cookson’s extensive intellectual property portfolio and enforcing its intellectual property against competitors, which resulted in either substantial licensing fees or exclusive positions in key technological areas. Keith’s significant corporate experience enables him to provide intellectual property and management services with an in-house perspective.
Keith also served as Assistant General Counsel for GTECH Corporation, the world’s largest lottery service provider. At GTECH, Keith was one of 15 company employees selected to participate in Performance Leadership, an intense, one-year program based on the teachings of Dr. Noel M. Tichy, the author of The Leadership Engine. During this program, Keith and his teammates were tasked with completely overhauling the way in which GTECH developed and marketed new products.While in private practice, Keith performed extensive patent and trademark prosecution at a small Providence patent boutique and a St. Louis intellectual property law firm, where he counseled many small and medium-sized companies in a diverse array of technologies.
Education and Prior Experience
Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements
News & Events
August 1, 2011
University of New Hampshire School of Law Magazine
April 15, 2010
Keith F. Noe was a panelist at a discussion on "How does the Bilski Decision affect the practice of patent law?," hosted by the Franklin Pierce Law School Patent Law Forum, Concord, NH.
November 9, 2009
Keith F. Noe presented on careers in intellectual property law to 1L students at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH.