University of Southern California

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Senior Patent Advisor

Keith Johnson, J.D., is Senior Patent Advisor. He oversees and manages the Stevens Center’s portfolio of patents, coordinates intellectual property matters with outside patent attorneys, and advises the licensing team in negotiations with prospective licensees.

A licensed attorney for over 30 years, Johnson is versed in a wide array of intellectual property issues for life and physical sciences. Before joining the Stevens Center, he worked at an intellectual property law firm in Pasadena, and prior to that, was an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Northridge and a J.D. from Loyola Marymount University. Johnson is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.