Prior BigLaw and In-house Experience
Strasburger & Price LLP
Baker Botts LLP
Rice University, B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy, 1988
Indiana University—Bloomington, M.A. and Ph.D. in the History & Philosophy of Science, 1991 and 1996
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1998
Admitted to practice law in Texas
Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Registered to practice patent law before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Keiko’s practices focuses on developing and utilizing patent portfolios in a broad range of technologies, including ophthalmological surgical systems, medical devices, telecommunications, electro-optical systems, wireless devices, software, Internet services, and semiconductors.
In her 12 years at Baker Botts, Keiko gained extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications. While at Alcon Labs, Keiko developed and managed a laser surgery patent portfolio, performed freedom-to-operate analyses, evaluated third parties as business opportunities, and drafted agreements.
In graduate school, Keiko researched the history and philosophy of spacetime in general relativity theories. She did not like studying just one subject, so she became a patent attorney so she could learn about a variety of technologies. Keiko is quite happy with this decision!
In her free time, Keiko and her dogs take classes in agility, nose work, and rally obedience. Keiko also plays bass guitar for a local ukulele ensemble.