Attorneys

Amanda L. Keys

Amanda L. Keys

Associate

Office: Albany | 518-452-5600 linkedin

amanda.keys@nullhrfmlaw.com | vCard

Amanda is a registered patent attorney with significant experience in preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, representing both academic and corporate institutions.

Amanda counsels clients in a wide range of technologies, with particular focus on biotechnology, therapeutics, molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology, and medical devices. In particular, she has prepared and prosecuted applications relating to recombinant and/or modified nucleic acids, proteins, and peptides; protein and peptide therapeutics; pharmaceutical compounds and formulations including antibacterial agents and vaccines; stem cells and related therapeutic technologies; immunotherapeutics; transgenic organisms; new use applications; microfluidic devices; diagnostic assays; medical devices and design; bacterial plant pathogens and other agricultural formulations; nanotechnology; and biomass-derived asphalt compositions.

Amanda has experience in post-issuance patent proceedings, assisting in reexaminations, reissue proceedings, inter partes review proceedings, and patent litigation. Her practice also includes inventorship dispute resolution and assisting in derivation proceedings, as well as conducting patentability, infringement, and invalidity opinions.

Prior to joining HRFM, Amanda was an associate at a national law firm. Before attending law school, Amanda worked as an assistant analytical scientist at a pharmaceutical company, where she conducted research on drug substance and product stability of early-stage drug blends.

  • Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010; note and comment editor, Albany Law Review
  • Siena College, B.S., biology, cum laude, 2006
  • New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015-2019
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • MedTech
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Overview

    Amanda is a registered patent attorney with significant experience in preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, representing both academic and corporate institutions.

    Amanda counsels clients in a wide range of technologies, with particular focus on biotechnology, therapeutics, molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology, and medical devices. In particular, she has prepared and prosecuted applications relating to recombinant and/or modified nucleic acids, proteins, and peptides; protein and peptide therapeutics; pharmaceutical compounds and formulations including antibacterial agents and vaccines; stem cells and related therapeutic technologies; immunotherapeutics; transgenic organisms; new use applications; microfluidic devices; diagnostic assays; medical devices and design; bacterial plant pathogens and other agricultural formulations; nanotechnology; and biomass-derived asphalt compositions.

    Amanda has experience in post-issuance patent proceedings, assisting in reexaminations, reissue proceedings, inter partes review proceedings, and patent litigation. Her practice also includes inventorship dispute resolution and assisting in derivation proceedings, as well as conducting patentability, infringement, and invalidity opinions.

    Prior to joining HRFM, Amanda was an associate at a national law firm. Before attending law school, Amanda worked as an assistant analytical scientist at a pharmaceutical company, where she conducted research on drug substance and product stability of early-stage drug blends.

  • Education
    • Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010; note and comment editor, Albany Law Review
    • Siena College, B.S., biology, cum laude, 2006
  • Recognitions
    • New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015-2019
    • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Memberships
    • MedTech
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office