Experienced trial lawyer, including jury trials in state and federal courts.
Experienced in multi district litigation proceedings in Federal courts.
Registered Patent Lawyer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Decades of experience working with business in operational, management, employment and intellectual property matters.
Substantial business litigation experience in the areas of intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and right of publicity) and commercial & business disputes – i.e., contractual, regulatory, minority stockholder, employment, and other legal claims (Case List Available).
Corporate representations have involved litigation throughout the United States, including practice before Federal Courts in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Washington DC; practice before the Eighth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal; practice before the United States Multi-District Litigation Panel; and practice before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Linn County Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction
University of Northern Colorado, B.A., magna cum laude
University of Iowa v. Radiology Consultants of Iowa, PLC—tortious interference with contract.
Adloff v. Cedar Valley Pathologists, PC—contract and breach of minority shareholder rights.
Pheasant Ridge Home Owners Association v. Jones—fraud.
Rocket v. St. Luke’s Hospital—disability discrimination and wrongful termination.
F&M Bank v. Struve—breach of commercial guarantee agreements.
Jenkins v. Medical Laboratories of Eastern Iowa—gender discrimination.
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. v. Dekalb Genetics Corp., Monsanto, Inc., and Pfizer, Inc. (S.D. Iowa)—patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
Norris v. Party City – pregnancy discrimination.
Iowa State Bar, 1975
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2008–2022
The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation—Patent, Des Moines, 2021-2022
The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation—Intellectual Property, Cedar Rapids, 2018, 2020
Great Plains Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property & Employment Litigation, 2011–2021
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
Benchmark Leading Litigation Attorney, Intellectual Property & Employment Litigation
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