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James F. McKeown

Retired Partner
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

James F. McKeown is a retired Crowell & Moring partner. He acquired a master of laws degree in patent and trade regulation from The George Washington University in 1974, as well as a juris doctor degree from Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America in 1970. He was also a 1965 graduate of the City College of New York, where he received a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree.

After serving as a production supervisor at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent Office from 1966 to 1968, served as a patent agent from 1968 to 1970, and practiced law in Washington, D.C. beginning in 1970, concentrating in intellectual property law and related trade matters. Jim had extensive experience in the litigation of intellectual property and other matters before federal agencies, including the International Trade Commission and in the federal courts. He authored articles in the field of intellectual property law and was a contributing author of Federal Circuit Patent Law Decisions published by the Federal Litigation Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


  • City College of New York, B.S.M.E. (1965)
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. (1970)
  • The George Washington University Law School, M.L. (1974)


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