Corporate head-shot of attorney Thomas Keely, partner at Carter, DeLuca & Farrell LLP.

Thomas Keely Partner

Thomas Keely has been with the firm since 2006. He has expertise in all phases of patent prosecution and designing portfolio strategies. Mr. Keely works with clients involved in a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, cloud computing architecture, telecommunication systems and biomedical devices. His practice includes conducting due diligence investigations, validity studies, freedom-to-operate/right-to-use studies and preparing related opinions.

Mr. Keely has always been fascinated with computer technology which led him to pursue a degree in systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned his B.S. Upon graduating, he knew his expertise would enable him to take advantage of the opportunities in the IP field and so went on to earn his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School.



  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Computer and Systems Engineering, 2002


  • State of Connecticut

Mr. Keely is highly analytical. His technical and legal expertise help clients resolve the complex issues that often arise during procurement of patent protection. He has a thorough knowledge of the patent applications process and is an expert in constructing well thought-out patent claims. In addition to having has a unique ability to relate to clients in a straightforward manner, Mr. Keely is also a team player who enjoys mentoring junior associates.  Mr. Keely routinely conducts due diligence and state-of-the-art investigations and other analyses and prepares invalidity and non-infringement opinions.