Hemant M. Keskar

Principal / Detroit Metro Office

For more than a decade, Hemant has prepared and prosecuted patent applications, conducted legal research, authored opinions related to various aspects of IP law, and advocated his client’s position in Inter Partes Review.  Hemant focuses on what his clients want to achieve specifically in terms of distinct goals for each matter.  Not only does he deliver the requisite technical expertise, but also the persuasive communication skills needed to achieve the desired objective.

Hemant has obtained hundreds of patents.  He is particularly effective in communicating and negotiating with Patent Examiners, and in working with them to clearly articulate what they need upfront in order to approve a given patent.  Hemant’s rate of success for obtaining patents is high, so he rarely proceeds to appeal.  However, should an appeal ensue, Hemant’s mission is to deliver persuasive and effective arguments that generate the right result.

Hemant is involved in a variety of specialized technical fields, including the electrical and electromechanical arts. He offers an in-depth understanding of wireless communications and data storage technologies, and has experienced first-hand the rapid expansion of these technologies over decades through hands-on experience.

Prior to joining Harness Dickey, Hemant worked as a hardware design engineer for more than 20 years at various computer companies in India and in the United States. He owned a computer service company that provided UNIX-based computer systems and related services to the automotive and aerospace industries in southeast Michigan. Hemant’s clients value that he personally understands, from running a business himself, what it takes to remain viable in today’s competitive landscape.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Order of the Coif

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Wayne State University, 2006

B.S., Physics, University of Bombay, India, 1982

B.S., Electronics Engineering, University of Bombay, India, 1987

Bar & Court Admissions

Michigan

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Judicial INTERNSHIPS

Judge Julian Abel Cook, Jr., U.S. District Court for Eastern Michigan

Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., Michigan Supreme Court