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Keith J. McWha

Keith J. McWha

McCarter & English LLP
New York, NY, USA

Keith McWha is a partner in McCarter & English’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology group. Prior to joining McCarter, he served as a partner for general practice law firms, and served as in-house counsel for a global medical technology company. Mr. McWha advises clients on a wide variety of legal issues, including intellectual property and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition in high technology areas.

Mr. McWha’s practice includes intellectual property litigation, opinions, prosecution, and transactional matters.  Some areas of technical expertise include consumer electronics, telecommunications, media and technology, information technology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, polymer science, renewable energy, industrial equipment, computer software, information technology and financial services. Mr. McWha also counsels clients concerning intellectual property portfolios and renders opinions on validity, infringement and freedom to use on a wide array of technologies. His international experience includes matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission concerning Section 337 Investigations. Mr. McWha's regulatory practice focuses on legal and regulatory compliance involving the FDA, Consumer Products Safety Commission, and EPA standards.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Massachusetts, M.S., 1988
  • University of Massachusetts, B.S., summa cum laude, 1986


  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York County Law Association
  • New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association
  • INTA

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