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Paul B Keller


New York

Keller Paul B
Paul B Keller


New York

Paul is a partner in the litigation practice in the New York office specializing in intellectual property. He has over 20 years of experience focusing on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights as well as commercial disputes involving IP assets.

Autonomous vehicles. As an active member of the firm’s Automotive Group, Paul has handled matters involving the following automotive-related technologies:

  • Camera and image processing
  • Out of lane detection systems
  • GPS systems
  • V2X communications
  • Regenerative braking
  • Batteries

Disruptive Tech. In addition to Paul’s AV focus, he also has a considerable amount of experience with disruptive technologies, most notably artificial intelligence, IoT, distributed ledger, smart contract, 3D printing, eHealth, Big Data, 5G, encryption, and cryptocurrency technologies. Paul has handled numerous patent and trade secret related matters in these fields and the industries disrupted by them:

  • Electronic check processing
  • Data as an Asset
  • Printable machine parts with embedded IoT sensors
  • Algorithm patent protection
  • Encryption technologies
  • Networked settlement systems
  • Automated payment systems
  • Swallowable cameras
  • DLT use specific programs

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Publications: 04 January 2023

Federal banking regulators issue joint statement on crypto-asset risks to banking organizations

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Publications: 18 November 2022

Propel: Car industry monetization strategies and damages

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Publications: 30 September 2022

Propel: A discussion with Microsoft on the artificial intelligence (AI) platform Azure and its impact on self-driving cars

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News: 18 July 2022

A&O practices and lawyers top rankings in Patent Law

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New York

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2010)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2010)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1999)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1999)

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York (1998)


JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY – 1997

B.A., Fordham University, Bronx, NY – 1994

Published work

  • Author, "Scattershot Regulation of Biometrics," Today's General Counsel, December 26, 2019
  • Co-author, "Exploring the Legal Issues of the Autonomous Vehicle/IoT Ecosystem," New York Law Journal, December 13, 2019
  • Co-author, "AVs, biometrics and consumer privacy," Autonomous Vehicle International, August 16, 2019
  • Co-author, "Autonomous Vehicles: "It's all about you!" The integration of biometrics into autonomous vehicles," Norton Rose Fulbright - Autonomous Vehicles White Paper, Volume 4, July 2019
  • Co-author, "Biometrics: Is It Always About You?" The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, March-April 2019
  • Co-author, "Obstacles in the Road: The Multi-Faceted Approach to IP Protection in the Autonomous Vehicle Sector," The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, November-December, 2018
  • Co-author, "'I Have No Strings...' Key Legal Issues Relating to Wireless Charging Technology," The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, September-October, 2018
  • Co-author, "Autonomous vehicles: 'Pedal to the metal or slamming on the brakes?' Worldwide regulation of autonomous vehicles," White Paper, September 14, 2018
  • Co-author, "Risks in AI Over the Collection and Transmission of Data," J. Robotics, The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, May-June 2018
  • Co-author, "Unlocking the blockchain: Digitizing the energy value chain " White Paper, March 2018
  • Author, "Swarms of Drones: Collecting Data and Delivering Potential Liabilities," New York Law Journal, March 23, 2018
  • Author, Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law," The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, March-April 2018
  • Author, "How to get things rolling in the Empire State: Autonomous vehicle testing in New York," December 21, 2017
  • Co-author, "Autonomous vehicles: The legal landscape of DSRC in the United States," Legal update, July 2017
  • Co-author, "Unlocking the blockchain: Using intellectual property rights to protect distributed ledger technology," White Paper, July 2017 
  • Co-author, "A Few Things To Consider Before Patenting Blockchain Tech," Law360, Sept. 27, 2016
  • Co-author, "Autonomous vehicles: The legal landscape in the US," Legal update, August 11, 2016
  • Co-author, "Changes in trade secrets law on the horizon on both sides of the Atlantic," May 2016
  • Co-author, "2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secrets," Legal update, April 2016
  • Co-author, "What You Should Know About Trade Secret Law In Saudi Arabia," Law360, April 26, 2016
  • Co-author, "New options for getting evidence into Chinese courts," Legal update, February 2016
  • Co-author, "Getting US Trade Secret Evidence Into Chinese Courts," Law360, February 23, 2016

Awards & accolades

Managing Intellectual Property

Patent Star 2022

Managing Intellectual Property

Trademark Star 2022

IAM Patent 1000