Mr. McKee concentrates his practice in intellectual property with a focus on patent preparation, prosecution and product clearance in the chemical arts.
More specifically, he focuses on the chemistry of silicon(es), photovoltaic cells, industrial lubricants, polyurethane foams and elastomers, and automotive and industrial coatings. Mr. McKee also focuses on the development of intellectual property surrounding the synthesis of organic compounds, analytical practices, pharmaceutical design, and food science.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. McKee worked in organic synthesis and analytical chemical laboratories at both Wayne State University and Pfizer Inc. concentrating on formation and characterization of pharmaceuticals and their precursors.
Mr. McKee earned a B.S. in Chemistry (with a focus in bioorganic synthesis) and a B.S. in Psychology (focusing on biochemical psychology), with honors, from Wayne State University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy. He was previously an intern in Howard & Howard's Intellectual Property Intern Program. Mr. McKee is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.