Alumni Council Member

Current Alumni Council Member

Keith Gilman



Class of 1988

Managing Partner
Lerner David
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Specializing in Intellectual Property (specialty)



Keith E. Gilman, a partner in the firm, is involved in all facets of the IP practice. He counsels clients on maximizing the value of their IP assets and advises clients on the IP risks associated with new product designs and acquisitions with an emphasis in mechanical devices. Tapping his extensive background in litigation, licensing and due diligence, Mr. Gilman emphasizes the importance of building strategies to protect clients' innovations and trademarks, while minimizing the risk of litigation by competitors. Mr. Gilman recognizes that efforts to manage risk can be used as opportunities to establish IP assets that create advantages in the marketplace.

Mr. Gilman regularly conducts substantive due diligence activities in connection with the license or purchase of technologies and product lines. These activities focus on helping establish a value for the target company or technology, and are useful in structuring, negotiating and drafting the deal. Mr. Gilman also has considerable experience in assisting clients with the effective integration of the acquired technologies so that the client realizes the value previously forecasted.

Mr. Gilman has been involved in patent litigation, including the enforcement of medical device patents, and in unfair competition litigation, including trade dress protection of product configurations. He applies his widespread background in developing litigation strategies consistent with clients' objectives and goals.

In addition to lecturing and holding symposiums for clients, Mr. Gilman was an original Master of the John J. Gibbons Inn of Court, the first IP Inn of Court of its kind in New Jersey involving attorneys and judges, now considered the preeminent Inn of Court for Federal practice in New Jersey. He has also authored articles and is a co-author of a chapter in New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure (Special Considerations in Cases Involving Intellectual Property, New Jersey Law Books, 1999-present). He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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