Keith D. MacMillan
...Keith D. MacMillanKeith MacMillan is an associate in the firm's Chemical/Metallurgical Practice Group where his practice involves patent application drafting and prosecution, and infringement and validity opinion work with a focus on chemical technology Prior to joining the firm, Mr. MacMillan served as an Acting Supervisory Primary Examiner and Patent Academy Instructor in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.As supervisor, Mr. MacMillan led the art unit dedicated to the examination of Combinatorial Chemistry technology.
In this capacity, he
formulated the Art Unit's position on the utility of Combinatorial Libraries
, trained junior examiners in the art of patent examining, and supported the Commissioner's Office on a number of projects.As a Patent Academy instructor, he taught U.S. Declaration practice to new examiners.Mr. MacMillan
spent the balance of his
nearly ten years in the Office examining applications relating to pharmaceutical organic chemistry, where he
earned recognition from the Commissioner's Office for excellence in examination and customer service.
Admitted:2000, Virginia; 2001, District of Columbia; registered to practice before the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office.
Education:George Washington University National Law Center
(J.D., 2000); University of Delaware
(B.A., Chemistry and Biology, Dean's Scholar, 1987).