Heidi Keefe is a partner in the Cooley Litigation department and member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. She joined the Firm in 2009 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.
Ms. Keefe represents clients in high-stakes patent trials before juries and judges. A former astrophysicist and registered patent attorney, she easily understands a variety of technical disciplines, from software to medical devices.
Ms. Keefe has frequently been recognized as a leading lawyer, including being named one of the "Top 45 Women Attorneys in the U.S. under 45" by The American Lawyer, one of the "Top Women Litigators of 2010" by California legal newspaper The Daily Journal, and one of Northern California's Super Lawyers in 2010. In 2009, she was recognized as one of the "Top 20 Lawyers in California Under the Age of 40" by the San Francisco Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. She was also recognized as one of "The Bay Area's Best Lawyers" by Bay Area Lawyer magazine.
Ms. Keefe is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of Intellectual Property Protection. She has taught classes at Santa Clara University on IP Litigation and has conducted lectures at Boalt School of Law and Stanford Law School. Ms. Keefe speaks throughout the country for Law Seminars International, the ABA and the Practising Law Institute.
Ms. Keefe received a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, graduating cum laude. She received her BA from Wellesley College, graduating cum laude.
Ms. Keefe is a member of the California State Bar, and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California and the Eastern District of Texas. Ms. Keefe is a member of the American Bar Association, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association and the Chair of the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law's Special Committee on Space Law.
JD, 1995, Santa Clara University School of Law
BA, Wellesley College
Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California