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Balanced Counsel—for Smart Clients®


We identify, develop, and protect intangible business assets—
trademarks, copyrights, patents, 

computer software, websites,

trade secrets, contracts—

provide confidential second opinions, and

counsel other professionals on legal issues.


We Seek to—
Care enough to Speak Honestly;

Be Aware enough to Speak Kindly; and

Wise enough to Speak Persuasively.


© KeganLaw 1984.


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 45%
    32 years
  2. Trademark: 20%
    32 years
  3. Copyright: 10%
    32 years
  4. Trademark Application: 10%
    32 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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Kegan & Kegan Ltd.

79 W Monroe St Ste 1310
Chicago, IL, 60603-4929


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cudgel Patent 5,819,248US Patent and Trademark Office1998
Iconic Programming, Client Portrait ©TX 2,466,876US Copyright Office1987
Copyright, Trdemark and Contact Law for Management ConsultantsASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, Northwestern University1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyKeganlaw1984 - Present
Founder & Director, Institutional Research & EvaluationHampshire College1973 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Section Council, Editor1987 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember1984 - Present
Copyright Society of the USAMember1984 - Present
Illinois Psychological AssociationMember1981 - Present
American Psychological AssociationMember1971 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationLaw Office Management Advisory Committee1987 - 1990
American Bar AssociationLaw Practice Management Section, Law Student Liaison1983 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Artmark-Chicago Ltd v E Misha & Sons (ND IL)Judgment for our client
Nova Design Build Inc v Grace Hotels LLC (ND IL)Judgment for our clients, defendants.
Ptak Bros Jewelry Inc v Gary Ptak (SD NY)Judgment for plaintiff, our client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual PropertyTaking a Default2015
Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property NewsletterSurveys, Science & Skepticism2014
ISBA Intellectual PropertyElectronically Stored Information (ESI) and Reasonable Retention vs Hoarding2014
ISBA IPReview of Rosen, Unfair to Genius: Case of Ira B Arnstein2014
Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property NewsletterCreatives, Entrepreneurs, and Startups2014
Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property NewsletterWinning Chances? Client relations, math, and ethics2011
Technology for the Litgator (ABA Litigation Section)Discoverying ESI: Self-Reliance and Rule 262010
ISBA Intellectual PropertyThe Grammar of Intellectual Property2010
ISBA Intellectual PropertyDangerous Delusions: Do It Yourself or Don't2009
ISBA Commercial Banking & BankruptcySecuring and Collecting Intellectual Property Collateral2007
ISBA Intellectual PropertyProbate trademarks: Death Reincarnation and Survival of Intellectual Property Rights2006
ISBA Intellectual PropertyPolitical Trademarks: Intellectual Property in Politics and Government2004
ISBA Intellectual PropertyAdmiralty Trademarks2000
American Bar AssociationCudgel—My Litigation Companion, in Winning With Computers: Trial Practice in the 21st Century1991
College Student JournalOrganizational evaluation Using Time-Budget Studies of settings: Uses of Time in a Nontraditional College1983
J Applied Behavioral ScienceContradictions in the design and Practice of an Alternative Organization: The Case of Hampshire College1981
Evaluation QuarterlyThe Cycles Surveys: Longitudinal Indicators of the Quality of Student L:ice and a Framework for Evaluation and Administrative Experimentation1978
J Higher EducationUsing Bloom's Taxonomy for Curriculum Planning and Evaluation in Nontraditional Educational Settings1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Northwestern UniversityOrganizational BehaviorPhD - Doctorate1972
NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral ScienceGroup DynamicsInteruniversity Graduate Student Network1970
Swarthmore CollegeElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property SectionIntersection of Politics and Intellectual Property2012
Annual ConferenceForensic Psychology Entry and Ethics: Resources for Smoothing the Uneasy Alliance of Psychology and Law2012
2012 Cyuberlaw SymposiumHot Topics in Cyberlaw2012
Banking Law SeminarSecurity Interests in Non-Traditional Collateral--Intellectual Property and the Internet2007
HBasics of US Trademark PracticeDoing the Groundwork: Collecting the Necessary Information About the Mark2006
Chicago Regional Inventors ConferenceOne-on-One with the Experts2006
SeminarWealth Creation: Publishing Contracts for New Authors, New Publishers, and Their Attorneys2005
Annual ConferenceLegal Levers for Organization Development2005
12th Annual Family Office ForumHandling Changes in Power: When Geriatric and Medical Issues Affect Decision-Making Ability of Family Members2005
MeetingIndustrial/Organizational Psychology and Law: I/O, Intellectual Property, and Marketing2000
SeminarAvoiding Patent Infringements and Employee Agreements: Update on Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights for Legal Administrators1997
Spring SymposiumReaping Riches From Regulations: Finding a Niche In Changing Regulations1996
SeminarSweet and Sour Regulations: Nutrient Content Claims, Health Claims in Trademarks, and Medical device Software1996
MeetingSurviving Multimedia Law and Murphy's Law1996
Annual MeetingPreparing for Crisis1996
28th Annual Worldwide ConferenceIntellectual Property--Little Known Big Assets1996
11th Annual ConferenceCrisis Prevention, Preparation, and Practicalities1995
SeminarInvention Intellectual Property--An Introduction to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Protecting Your Ideas1994
SeminarEndangered Trademarks--The FDA Awakens1993
SeminarAvoiding Intellectual Property Pitfalls: A Program for the General Practitioner1993
SeminarCopyright Registration of Computer Works: Soft and Hard.1992
6th Annual Technology in the Law Practice ConferencePracticing Law by Point and Shoot1992
Spring SymposiumNew Media in Old Laws1991
SeminarUse of the Computer and Litigation Support System1991
SeminarControl, Ownership, Responsibility: Where to draw the Lines.1991
Freelancers' FairLegal Issues for Writers1991
Spring SymposiumDevelopments in Trademark Law1990
Seminar"Trademark" Surveys in Copyright Disputes1990
SeminarLegal Issues in Software Development1990
3rd Annual Conference for Customers of Control Data Business Management servicsLegal Pitfalls and Potentials for the HR Professional1990
5th Annual Conference, MontrealInternational Copyright of Software1989
ConferenceLegal Perspectives in Building Strong OD Interventions.1988
Annual MeetingAvoiding Malpractice Problems: Good Practice Management1988
Annual ConventionProtecting Your Marketing Rights and Avoiding Litigation: Copyrights, Trademarks, Computers.1988
Phase III Conference for Business Users of Apple ComputersCopyright Issues for Computer Users1987
SeminarUse of Computers in the Legal Setting: People Problems1986
MacExpo ChicagoCopyright for Computer Users1986
11th International Conference on Law Office Economics and ManagementReducing the People Problems of Law Office Computerization1984