Our litigation attorneys have extensive experience protecting and defending our clients’ intellectual property assets in federal and state courts around the country, and at the Patent and Trademark Office, including handling a landmark patent case before the United States Supreme Court, and appeals before the Federal Circuit, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.


We provide litigation and counseling services relating to:

  • Patent, Trademark/Service Mark, Plant Variety Protection, and Copyright infringement
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation and Unfair Competition claims
  • Intellectual Property Antitrust claims
  • Patent Office Trials including Post Grant Review (PGR), Inter-Partes Review (IPR), and Covered Business Method Review (CBM)
  • Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions including mediation and arbitration


Our attorneys blend a variety of technical expertise with proven legal experience to assist large corporations, small businesses, universities, and individuals. We keep abreast of the latest trends, developments and legal issues, and we assemble a cross-functional team of attorneys and technical advisors to provide you with high-quality, comprehensive litigation services.


We have represented the following plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property litigation:

  • Alcon Laboratories
  • Apple Computer
  • Cedarapids, Inc.
  • Diamond Laboratories
  • First National Bank of West Des Moines
  • Fox Television
  • Iowa Health System
  • Iowa State University Research Foundation
  • Katecho
  • Med-Tec, Inc.
  • Miller Industries
  • Musco Corporation
  • Northwest Bank and Trust
  • Shell Oil
  • Silent Drive, Inc.
  • The Charles Machine Works
  • University of Iowa Research Foundation
  • Vector Corporation
  • Volkswagen of America
  • Wells' Enterprises (Blue Bunny)
  • Whirlpool Corporation
Litigation Practice Group Chair: Christine Lebron-Dykeman
States we have litigated in are a testament to our expertise, experience and knowledge.

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