Keith Withers

European Patent Attorney

Ph.D., M.Sc., LL.B.

Keith Withers has been active in the field of intellectual property since 1994 and joined df-mp in 2008. He is authorized to represent clients before the European Patent Office, the Ontario Provincial Courts and the Canadian Federal Courts. He has extensive experience in the biotechnology industry and has successfully advised numerous clients in intellectual property matters.
+ 49 89 210 296 0
keith.withers@df-mp.com
 
Keith Withers has been active in the field of intellectual property since 1994 and joined df-mp in 2008. He is authorized to represent clients before the European Patent Office, the Ontario Provincial Courts and the Canadian Federal Courts. He has extensive experience in the biotechnology industry and has successfully advised numerous clients in intellectual property matters.

practice areas.

Keith Withers works with both the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals practice groups of df-mp. His scientific background includes the fields of biophysical, organic and electro-chemistry, molecular biology and microbiology. An important part of his responsibilities relate to the drafting and prosecution of European patent applications, particularly in his areas of particular technical expertise. Keith Withers also assists with opposition proceedings before the EPO and patent litigation cases, and he also investigates patent validity and infringement issues in connection with freedom-to-operate and due diligence projects.

 

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admissions.

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario, Canada)

references and activities.

  • Author and co-author of scientific publications in the field of microbiology and protein biochemistry
  • Invited speaker at various international intellectual property conferences.

curriculum vitae.

Since 2010
Since 2010

European Patent Attorney at df-mp

2008-2010
2008-2010

Patent consultant at df-mp

2003-2008
2003-2008

Associate at patent law firm of Huber & Schüssler Patent- und Rechtsanwälte in Munich, Germany

2000-2002
2000-2002

Associate Director Intellectual Property, Ingenium Pharmaceuticals AG, Martinsried, Munich, Germany

1999-2000
1999-2000

Associate at patent law firm of Frohwitter Intellectual Property Counselors, Munich, Germany

1997-1998
1997-1998

Articling law student with Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) at patent law firms of Marusyk, Bourassa, Miller & Swain, Ottawa, Canada, and at Frohwitter I.P. Counselors, Munich, Germany

1994-1997
1994-1997

Gérant de la propriété intellectuelle, BioSignal inc., Montréal, QC, Canada

1993-1997
1993-1997

Law studies at McGill University, Montréal, Canada: LL.B. (Common Law), B.C.L. (Civil Law)

1989-1993
1989-1993

Postdoctoral research associate at McGill University Cancer Centre and Université de Montréal, Canada

1982-1988
1982-1988

Ph.D. studies in Bioenergetics and Protein Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

association memberships.

 

publications.

  • “Targeting of neutral endopeptidase 24.11 in polarized cells”, P.Crine, F. Jalal, C. LanctĂ´t, D. Corbeil, G. Waksman, G. Lemay, H.K. Withers & G. Boileau; Biochemical Soc Trans 21: 668-672, (1993).
  • “Expression of multiple cytochrome b556 species in aerobically-grown Escherichia coli”, H.K. Withers & P.D: Bragg; Current Microbiol 22: 359-363, (1991).
  • “Potentiometric and spectroscopic properties of the cytochrome o complex of Escherichia coli” H.K. Withers & P.D: Bragg; Biochem Cell Biol 68: 83-90, (1990).
  • “Cytochrome pools in membranes of Escherichia coli grown aerobically on l-proline”,” H.K. Withers & P.D: Bragg; Biochem Cell Biol 68: 83-90, (1990).