Best Intellectual Property Lawyers in the United States

Are you looking for the best intellectual property lawyers in the United States? Kevin Keener is the founding member of Keener and Associate, P.C. Kevin began his practice of what would become the firm during the heights of the Great Recession when he realized that the business model of standard law firms was inefficient and detrimental to clients.

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Kevin envisioned to grow his firm on a different model that was based on personal service, dedication to excellent work product, and fairness to client’s operating expenses. Over a decade later and Kevin continues to work on these principles to grow Keener and Associates, P.C. into a vibrant and growing firm that services clients across the United States and globally. 

During and after college Kevin worked in management positions with different companies and operated a solo venture as an entrepreneur. Kevin also worked as a paralegal for a top tier law firm in their patent litigation department before attending law school. This practical, real-world, experience has given Kevin the ability to communicate and counsel clients on intellectual property and business matters in a meaningful way because he understands first-hand clients’ concerns. His personal grasp of business operations gives him the capability to advise clients on the proper protection to seek for their intellectual property in a way that helps clients see the best chances for a return on investment. Kevin received his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University and has a B.S. in Biology. 

Mr. Keener represents clients nationally internationally in matters of intellectual property registration, licensing, and litigation. Mr. Keener provides services to several industries, including software, media, entertainment, medical, health services, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, and business services. He assists clients in developing valuable patent and trademark portfolios. He aids clients in developing licensing strategies to utilize and monetize their portfolios. Mr. Keener provides enforcement services when client’s assets are infringed and defends claims of infringement when clients are threatened. Kevin focuses his practice on federal litigation and general transactional matters.

In his free time Kevin enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. Kevin’s main goals are to hike the Appalachian Trail and hike to Mt. Everest base camp. Kevin has also been a musician for years and enjoys playing guitar.


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. The University of Akron, B.S., Biology

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Chicago Bar Association Moot Court

I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society Legal Clinic

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California