Pierre Keeley

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Pierre Keeley is the Director of Patents at LinkedIn, where he was hired as the company's first registered patent attorney in 2012. Prior to LinkedIn, he served as Riverbed Technology's sole in-house patent attorney, and was in private practice at the law firm of Fenwick & West.


Posts by Pierre Keeley


Ensuring a robust defensive portfolio: A Prepared Counter-Assertion Strategy

The required number of patents in a given playbook varies based on both the size of company of concern and our exposure to it. The general goal …

Assertion Risk Mitigation Opportunity Through Patent Acquisition

In this post, we’ll analyze LinkedIn’s patent acquisition process and the results of its targeted buying program. While the increase in LinkedIn’s filings helped …

LinkedIn’s Patent Strategy

LinkedIn was a rapidly growing company with only 22 patents in its portfolio in 2012, putting itself at high risk for patent assertion. With a revenue reaching nearly $1 billion …

How and Why LinkedIn Learned to Love Patents

In 2012, LinkedIn found itself a potential target for corporate patent asserters. LinkedIn had revenue reaching nearly $1 billion, with growth of 86%, yet owned only 22 patents. However, this changed …