Owen J. McKeon

Owen J. McKeon joins the firm with extensive experience counseling and litigating in areas including intellectual property rights, complex commercial disputes, internal investigations, insurance coverage, antitrust and white collar criminal defense. Specific to intellectual property, Mr. McKeon focuses his practice in the areas of brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and trademark enforcement.

Education
New York Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2001)
Member, Moot Court
Member, Phi Alpha Delta

Northeastern University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1996)
Dean’s List
Member, Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society
Member, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society

Professional Admissions
State of New Jersey, 2002

District of Columbia, 2010

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2002

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Chair, New Jersey Intellectual Property Association's (NJIPLA) Trade Secret Committee

Publications
"Viewing Windows Through Bars - Former Microsoft Employee Takes Plea in Criminal Trade Secrets Case," IP Law Alert, April 7, 2014

"Omaha! Feds Tackle Counterfeiters of NFL® Merchandise in Lead Up to the Big Game," IP Law Alert, January 31, 2014

"IP Practitioners -- Are You Ready For 2014?," iP Frontline, January 6, 2014 (Owen J. McKeon, Jillian A. Centanni)

"IP Practitioners -- Are You Ready For 2014?," IP Law Alert , December 31, 2013 (Owen J. McKeon, Jillian A. Centanni)

"Proposed Amendments to Patent Laws to Rein in Litigation Abuses," IP Law Alert, October 9, 2013 (Thomas J. Bean, Owen J. McKeon, Ralph A. Dengler)

"NFL Scores Big Win Against Websites Offering Counterfeit Merchandise," IP Law Alert, July 12, 2013

"Ghost Rider Copyright Case Lives On," IP Law Alert, June 18, 2013 (Owen J. McKeon, Ralph A. Dengler)

"Counterfeit Drugs - The Challenges Of A Deadly Global Epidemic," New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, June 2013

"White House Takes Measures to Combat Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," IP Law Alert, February 25, 2013 (Owen J. McKeon, Jillian A. Centanni)

"New Jersey Superior Court Finds the Recently-Enacted New Jersey Trade Secrets Act Does Not Preempt Common Law Claims," IP Law Alert, December 14, 2012

"ITC Finds That a "Pattern of Circumvention" is not Required Under Section 337(d)(2) to Obtain a General Exclusion Order," IP Law Alert, December 10, 2012 (Owen J. McKeon, Ralph A. Dengler)

"U.S. v. Aleynikov Redux: Senate Closes Loophole in EEA," IP Law Alert, December 6, 2012 (Owen J. McKeon, Jillian A. Centanni)

"Protecting Fashion Designs: The Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012," IP Law Alert, October 2, 2012 (Owen J. McKeon, Christopher H. Strate)

"Trademark Parody? Ben & Jerry's Doesn't Think It's So Funny ....," IP Law Alert, September 20, 2012 (Owen J. McKeon, Ralph A. Dengler)

"Reckitt Benckiser v. Tris Pharma -- New Jersey Magistrate Finds No Trade Secret Misappropriation," IP Law Alert, August 30, 2012 (Owen J. McKeon, Mitchell Boyarsky, Ralph A. Dengler)

"Already v. Nike:  Petitioner's Brief Asserts that Jurisdiction Remains Despite Covenant Not to Sue," IP Law Alert, August 24, 2012 (Catherine M.C. Farrelly, Owen J. McKeon, Ralph A. Dengler)

"Trade Secrets Update," IP Law Alert, July 24, 2012 and Business Litigation Alert, July 26, 2012 (Thomas J. Bean, Owen J. McKeon, Ralph A. Dengler)

"Supreme Court Visits Jurisdiction and Covenants Not to Sue," IP Law Alert, June 26, 2012 (Owen J. McKeon, Ralph A. Dengler)

"Newly-Adopted U.S. Customs Rule Provides Brand Owners with Critical Information to Combat the Import of Counterfeit Goods," IP Law Alert, June 8, 2012

"Pinterest: Potential IP Pitfalls for New Social Networking Trend," IP Law Alert, March 30, 2012 and E-Discovery Law Alert, April 5, 2012

"ICANN and ICM Sued for Anti-Competitive Practices Relating to the Newly-Created .XXX Top Level Domain," IP Law Alert, November 23, 2011 (Owen J. McKeon, Lisa H. Wang)

"Litigation Expenses Alone Insufficient to Satisfy "Domestic Industry" Requirement Says ITC and Federal Circuit Affirms," IP Law Alert, October 10, 2011

"Clock Ticking for Trademark Registrants Seeking to Block Registration of Their Marks on .XXX Domain," September 15, 2011

"District Court Awards Tory Burch $164 Million in Anti-Counterfeiting Litigation," IP Law Alert, June 13, 2011 (Owen J. McKeon, Catherine M.C. Farrelly)

"Corporate Reorganization Absent Assignment or License of Patent Rights Results In Preclusion Of Patentee's Lost Profits Damages," IP Law Alert, January 31, 2011

"Shipping Counterfeit to NY May Support Personal Jurisdiction," ipFrontline.com, August 27, 2010 (Owen J. McKeon, Wendy R. Stein)

"Second Circuit Holds That Shipping a Single Counterfeit Item to New York May Support Personal Jurisdiction When Combined with Other Business Activity in New York," IP Law Alert, August 20, 2010 (Owen J. McKeon, Wendy R. Stein)

Quotes/Interviews
Interviewed in “That’s Not A Real COHIBA® and Owen McKeon Would Know,” Nick Fauchald, New Jersey Super Lawyers, Aprilo 2009

Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Personal Care Products Council, "Combating Counterfeiters – Protecting Your Company’s Customer and the Bottom Line," New Orleans, LA. April 11, 2014

Speaker, Gibbons P.C., "The Third Annual Employment & Labor Law Conference: Trade Secrets Law — Legal and Practical Considerations for Employers," East Hanover, NJ. February 12, 2014

Speaker, NJCCA, "US Trade Secrets Law: Insights for Corporate Counsel," Whippany, NJ. September 20, 2013

Moderator/Panelist, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, "Managing Counterfeiting Issues In The Pharmaceutical Industry," Newark, NJ. June 18, 2013

Speaker, Association for Corporate Growth New Jersey, "Anti-Counterfeiting: Strategies to Protect Your Brands and Prevent the Counterfeiting of Your Products, " Iselin, NJ. October 19, 2010

Honors/Awards*
Listed as Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010


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Owen J. McKeon Attorney at Law
Owen J. McKeon
Director
Intellectual Property

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Newark, NJ 07102-5310

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