Don Keach

  • Associate Director
  • Intellectual Property Development Team

Don joined the University of Kentucky Research Foundation as an intellectual property associate in 1984. He became director of the Intellectual Property Development Office in 1989. As director, he has managed all aspects of the University’s intellectual property program including Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) and Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA), technology assessment, patent filing and prosecution, and licensing. Don has negotiated thousands of MTA’s and CDA’s, directed the filing and prosecution of over 400 patents, and negotiated and finalized 194 licenses. Don is a University of Kentucky graduate with Bachelor of Science in zoology and a Master of Public Administration.