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Micah T. Drayton
July 9, 2017

Keegan M. Caldwell, PhD

Managing Member

Boston, Burlington
D. MA 857-990-4926
D. VT 802-391-0309


Related Practices
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Post-Grant Procedures
  • Patent Portfolio Strategy & Management

Vermont Law OS

The George Washington University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Physical Chemistry

Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biomedical Sciences, General


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Community Involvement
  • Board of Trustees Member, Boston Children’s Museum, 2019-Present
  • Chair of Innovation Series; MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, 2018-Present
  • Volunteer and Executive Board Member, ReSET, 2010-Present
  • Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, 2001-2010


Clients turn to Keegan for his expertise in developing and implementing strategies to develop high value patent portfolios with an eye toward monetization.  Keegan helps clients protect and defend their intellectual property assets.  His practice concentrates on:

  • Strategic counseling in patent-related matters
  • Patent prosecution that focuses on monetization, defensible protection and the advisability of relying upon alternative forms of protection that may be available
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Procedures including interferences, reexamination proceedings, inter partes reviews (IPR), post-grant reviews, ex parte appeals, and other proceedings before the PTAB.


Dr. Caldwell has an extensive and diverse experience with advising clients from innovation conception to 9-figure monetization events.  Keegan works with start-ups and established entities to develop patent portfolios with as many options as possible for an ROI.  Keegan has assisted clients with a broad spectrum of patent issues in tech and in life sciences and takes pride in curating high value patent portfolios.

Keegan is particularly knowledgeable with respect to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) procedures. His experience working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Central Reexam Unit coupled with his deep patent prosecution experience uniquely positions him to provide valuable insights during a PTAB procedure to help clients win.

Outside of work Keegan enjoys spending time contributing to his community and with his family.  He has served as both a volunteer and an executive board member of RESET since 2010.  RESET is a DC based philanthropic organization that enhances STEM programs with hands on science and related field trips. He has served as the Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Innovation Series since 2018. The MITEF is a thought-leadership program that features a wide variety of speakers from multiple industries and technologies, bringing a wide-ranging look at the issues, technologies, and market forces that drive innovation, commercialization, and market adoption Additionally, Keegan sits on the Board of Trustees at the Boston Children’s Museum.

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