Keefe and Associates specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.


Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to novice individual inventors.

    Peter D. Keefe, senior attorney for Keefe & Associates, is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (since 1983) and with the State Bar of Michigan (since 1977).  Peter has prepared hundreds of patent applications, involving the mechanical, electrical and chemical arts.  His background includes a master's degree in physics, which subject he formerly taught at the university level. When asked "Do you miss teaching?" he responds by saying "Just because I'm no longer in a classroom, doesn't mean I'm no longer teaching." He is the inventor of a superconductive heat engine (Patent 4,638,194), a co-founder and past president of the Inventors' Association of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc., and a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Engineering Society of Detroit. Peter also holds an appointment as Senior Lecturer of the College of Engineering and Science, University of Detroit Mercy.

    William D. Blackman, of counsel, is a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (since 1986) and the State Bar of Michigan.  Bill has a chemistry degree, has considerable engineering experience, and specializes in mechanical & chemical patent prosecution.  Bill also has experience with trademark and copyright prosecution, and intellectual property licensing and litigation.  His practice is centered at Carrier, Blackman & Associates, P.C.

    William B. Kolasa, In Memoriam: A dear friend since undergrad at the University of Detroit, Bill was technical consultant for the electrical arts. He held a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Windsor.  Bill served as an associate professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Lawrence Technological University.

     John J. Oleksik, In Memoriam: Taken from us suddenly at age 56, John was technical consultant for the chemical arts. He held an M.S. in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago, and served as an adjunct professor of mathematics of the College of Engineering and Science, University of Detroit Mercy.

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                    Keefe & Associates
                    24405 Gratiot Avenue
                    Eastpointe, Michigan 48021

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