I am an intellectual property attorney with a law firm housed in Chicago. I provide services to businesses, individuals, and start-ups. My practice focuses on patent, copyright, and trademark law. My services include filing copyright and trademark registrations, filing patent applications, litigating intellectual property disputes, drafting licensing agreements, and consulting clients on the strategic use of their intellectual property. I provide services across industries- including software, manufacturing, distribution, and business services. I represent clients across the country and internationally. I make myself available to clients at any time, for any reason.
I am a founding partner of Keener and Associates, P.C., an intellectual property boutique law firm. I lead the intellectual property group in the firm, with a focus on trademarks and copyrights. We handle IP litigation, registration, and licensing.
My group provides personalized client-centered and client-driven services. Our focus is on providing the best service to our clients at the right value. Every client's situation is unique. Solutions should be too.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Bar Registration
The Supreme Court of Illinois
Admission to Practice Law in the State of Illinois
The Ohio State University
2005 - 2008
2007 - 2008
Legal Intern for in-house litigation department of construction engineering firm.
Drafted motions and discovery requests; conducted discovery document review; attended depositions; and drafted general research memoranda.
Performed general transactional duties on an as needed basis, including contract review and assessment of employment practices.
Franklin County Public Defender
2006 - 2007
Drafted motions and performed research per attorney request.
Interviewed incarcerated defendants in preparation for arraignment proceedings.
Organized and administered arraignment proceedings for defendants not incarcerated.
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Case Assistant (IP Litigation)
2003 - 2005
Maintained and organized materials and files relevant to patent litigation, including production documents, transcripts, exhibits, correspondence, and pleadings.
Prepared exhibits to motions and briefs; filed briefs with court.
Communicated with clients to obtain and organize documents for production during discovery.
Performed general support duties while preparing for, and attending, a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, Markman Hearing, Summary Judgment Hearing, and a six-week trial.
Number of Employees
We work on a flat fee basis for non-litigation matters. For litigation or matters of legal research, we remain flexible and structure a pay system that makes sense for our clients.
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