Garet K. Galster

Garet K. Galster

Senior Counsel

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #1025
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-316-8558

Email: [email protected]

Garet is the “Keane” of Smith Keane. (It’s his middle name.) Using as a foundation engineering and legal services provided to Fortune 500 companies, individuals, venture capitalists, start-up companies, and family businesses alike, Garet works with clients towards efficient and strategic IP management, assertion and defense; from concept through all levels of appeal. He enjoys meeting with clients to establish long-term, candid relationships that help to achieve client objectives through a team approach.

Areas of Practice:

  • IP Management
  • IP Assertion
  • IP Defense

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 2006
  • Illinois, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Honor Societies:

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Eta Kappa Nu

Professional Memberships & Associations:

  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Association (WIPLA)
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Published Works:

  • Editorial Interview: Five Points about Patents, Modern Machine Shop, 20, November 2015
  • Worldly Designs, RKM Times, December 2013
  • A Pattern of Infringement: Quilt Designs and Copyright Law, The Quilter Magazine, 108, November 2006.


  • J.D. – Marquette University, 2006
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering — Marquette University, 2000

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