John Keller, Esq.

Mr. Keller is engaged in the practice of trademark, copyright, and trade secret law and has significant experience in trademark prosecution, maintenance, enforcement, transaction, and litigation matters. He has obtained numerous trademark registrations for clients of all sizes spanning all industries. He represents a diverse clientele including clients in the food and drink, luxury goods, apparel, software, health care, entertainment, and education industries in matters including federal and state trademark prosecution, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board opposition and cancellation proceedings, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy actions, and federal lawsuits. Mr. Keller manages the valuable global intellectual property portfolios of several renowned multinational corporations. Additionally, Mr. Keller works on a variety of IPR contracts, including licenses, assignments, coexistence and settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements, and work made for hire agreements, among others.

Mr. Keller received his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and graduated with the Intellectual Property Certificate. While in law school, Mr. Keller served as a student attorney in his school’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic and served on the Maryland Journal of International Law, where he authored an international law journal article on the topic of Chinese trademark law. He received his B.A. in political science from Emory & Henry College.

Jared Vitola, Esq.

Mr. Vitola is engaged in all aspects of patent preparation and patent prosecution, and manages a portfolio of domestic and international patents.  He has experience drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, handling domain name disputes, opinion work, copyright matters, and negotiating settlement agreements.  He also has experience drafting, reviewing, and researching landlord-tenant contracts.

While in law school, Mr. Vitola interned at a boutique intellectual property firm in Miami where he drafted numerous motions for trademark litigation cases and responded to trademark office actions. 

Mr. Vitola received his J.D. from Florida International University College of Law and his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida. He received the CALI Award of Excellence in Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property for achieving the highest grade in the class.

Our Attorneys 

Mr. Chen was a recent guest speaker at a multinational corporation on the topic of trademark licensing and steps a U.S. company should take to protect its goods that are manufactured in a foreign country.  He also recently obtained a successful verdict of non-infringement on behalf of a U.S. client who was sued for trademark infringement in the People's Republic of China.  Mr. Chen was lead counsel in numerous oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.


David Chen, Esq. is engaged in the practice of patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, licensing, and counseling.  He has many years of experience exclusively in the practice of IP law in both large and small firms.

Mr. Chen received his J.D. cum laude from New York Law School in 1999, and his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and material science from the University of Connecticut in 1993.  He obtained U.S. and foreign patent and trademark rights for clients in various technologies, including surgical instruments, electrochemical sensors, computer software, materials, analytical instruments, clothing, and footwear.  Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Chen worked as a design engineer in the fields of aircraft engine components, test equipment for aircraft engines, wind tunnels, and heat treatment of materials. Mr. Chen is admitted in Connecticut and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.