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Steven Paul Behnken

Steven Paul Behnken

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Licensing

About Me

I am a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  I specialize in preparing patent applications, performing freedom to operate searches, and searching for inventions that are similar to my clients' inventions.  


I also work with clients in registering their trademarks and copyrights as well as asserting their rights against infringers. 


I have a Chemical Engineering degree from Purdue University and I worked for Exxon Mobil as an engineer for five years.  I attended the DePaul College of Law in Chicago.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Intellectual Property: 95%
  2. Licensing: 5%



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Heather Lynn Genck

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Heather Genck Litigation Attorney
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  • Jefferson Fizer Perkins

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jefferson Perkins Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Steven Behnken

440 Windsor Dr.
Oswego, IL, 60543



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognition for Service on the Intellectual Property CommitteeDuPage County Bar Association2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Patent AttorneyLaw Office of Steven Behnken2012 - Present
Senior Analyst/Patent AttorneyCardinal Intellectual Property, Inc.2012 - 2013
AssociateMomkus McCluskey, LLC2008 - 2012
Senior AnalystCardinal Intellectual Property, Inc.2007 - 2008
Environmental EngineerExxon Mobil2002 - 2003
Unit EngineerExxon Mobil2000 - 2002
Design EngineerMobil Oil Corporation1998 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationChair - Business Law and Practice Committee2012 - 2013
DuPage County Bar AssociationVice Chair - Business Law and Practice Committee2011 - 2012
DuPage County Bar AssociationChair - Intellectual Property Committee2010 - 2011
DCBA Publication BoardMember2009 - 2011
DuPage County Bar AssociationVice-Chair of Intellectual Property Committee2009 - 2010


Publication NameTitleDate
DCBA BriefRemoving the Mental Obstacles from Pro Bono Practice2011
DCBA BriefSale of a Business: The Forgotten Intangible Assets2010
Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property NewsletterJudicially Imposed Limitations on "Business Method" Patents2009
DCBA BriefTransfer of Interests in Copyright2009
DCBA BriefUse and Sale of Trademarks in INternet Applications: Avoiding Trademark Infringement in Keyword Advertizing and Website Metatags2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD2006
Purdue UniversityChemical EngineeringBachelor of Science1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingPatent Protection2012
DuPage County Bar Association, Business Law CommitteeAmerica Invents Act2011
Intellectual Property CommitteeKey Word Based Advertising2009