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Keith M. Baxter

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My practice focuses on patent prosecution, counseling on the strategic use of patents and pre-litigation management of patent disputes. I have more than 20 years of experience working in complex technologies including university-based research as well as basic electronic and mechanical technologies, where effective patent protection or broad protection can be difficult.

I joined Boyle Frederickson in 2006, where I have also served as a member of the Board of Directors and most recently as President (2019-2021). My representative clients include Rockwell Automation, Inc., Illinois Tool Works, and Epic Systems.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Prosecution
    • Electronic
    • Computer
    • Mechanical

Representative Patents (click for link)

Academics & Education

  • Yale University, B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Georgetown University Law School, J.D., with honors


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Connecticut
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of WI
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Quarles and Brady, Partner
  • General Electric, Staff Attorney

Awards & Recognitions