Dominic Keating is the Director of the Intellectual Property Attaché Program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He provides legal and policy direction to U.S. Intellectual Property Attaches based in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Switzerland, Thailand, Kuwait and Mexico.
From 2010 to 2011, he was a Patent Attorney in USPTO’s Office of Policy and External Affairs, where he specialized in patents and health, biotechnology, genetic resources, traditional knowledge, the Convention on Biological diversity and climate change. He led a team of twelve attorneys to address intellectual property issues in South Asia. He also headed a Task Force to reform USPTO’s Intellectual Property Attaché Program.
From 2006 to 2010, he served as the First Secretary for Intellectual Property in the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, where he promoted high standards of intellectual property protection and enforcement in India and other South Asian countries. He was awarded a Silver Medal by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for his work.
He earned his Masters of Science Degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and he has worked as a scientist for American Cyanamid Corporation.