Our Firm

Welcome to Keener and Associates, P.C., – a boutique Intellectual Property Law firm focused on meeting the needs of each client by providing exceptional services.

Our Vision

Keener and Associates P.C. is an intellectual property law firm handling all intellectual property matters – patents, trademarks, and copyrights

Our vision is to support our clients’ intellectual property needs through integrity, expertise, responsiveness, and strength.  We seek to represent clients in a fully engaged and dedicated manner.

Whether you are an entrepreneur seeking your first intellectual property protection or an established company seeking assistance with a complex patent and trademark portfolio, Keener and Associates, P.C. can create a personalized solution for your business. 

We understand that intellectual property can be a client’s most valuable asset and are dedicated to protecting those assets.  This starts with an understanding of a client’s business strategy, working with high attention to detail and research, developing high-quality filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and/or foreign jurisdictions, and then rigorously litigating a matter if needed to defend those assets.  

As a boutique firm, we can provide the attention and focus to understand our clients’ needs and operate within a reasonable budget to execute those needs.

Patent prosecution


Civil litigation

Non-infringement opinions

Copyright and trademark prosecution

Drafting licensing agreements

Personalized patent solutions

Advantages of Keener & Associates


International Services

Our firm is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA with offices both in Chicago, Illinois and Cleveland, Ohio. However, we service clients across the United States and internationally. Our clients come from Mexico, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Israel, India, and China.


Business Minded

Our team not only has legal experience, but also business experience. That makes us uniquely situated to turn legal advice into business advice and help business teams make the right next move.


Reasonable Rates

Our firm treats clients as the first priority. We do not believe in performing unnecessary tasks or inventing work for a client’s file. Our attorneys do not have minimum billable requirements like those at large firms. Minimum billable hours for associates only leads to over-billing of clients. Our attorneys only do work that is necessary for a matter. We keep a reasonable billing rate for our attorneys.


Flat Fees

Our firm can also provide flat fee billing for transactional services. Much of our trademark prosecution work is done on a flat fee basis. For other projects, we can provide a quote for a flat fee once we have an idea of the size of the project and the tasks required. Flat fee billing is great for clients because they know in advance what the costs will be.

News & Judgements

Our Team of Intellectual Property Law Attorneys

Do you have a question?

Keener and Associates can also develop specific flat fee pricing for all work on a client portfolio based on client specific volume. Contact us today for discussions on how Keener and Associates can handle your portfolio.

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