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Bruce W. McKee

Bruce has been developing custom intellectual property strategies for his clients since 1962; however, his career in patent and trademark law began in 1956. After earning his degree in engineering from Iowa State University, Bruce attended American University in Washington, D. C. to study law. He also worked as a USPTO patent examiner until graduating in 1959. Bruce then served as an assistant staff judge advocate at the US Air Force Logistics Command, headquarters, Dayton, Ohio, until 1962.

Today, Bruce is one of the firm’s three named partners. He specializes in patent and trademark matters with a particular focus on international trademark issues for major corporations, medical devices, and mechanical patents.



  • Design Patents
  • International
  • Mechanical Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Agritech
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Consumer Products and Technology
  • Financial Technology
  • Food and Beverage Technologies
  • Lighting
  • Medical Devices

Professional Associations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

International Trademark Association

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 1977-78

Iowa State Bar Association –

Intellectual Property Law Section Council, 2002

  • Chairman of Intellectual Property Law Section Council, 1998-2000
  • Chairman of Patent, Trademark, Copyright Law Council, 1991-1993
  • Chairman of Law and Behavioral Science Committee, 1983-1986

Polk County Bar Association


American University, J.D., 1959

Iowa State University, B.S.E., 1956

Bar & Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1982

U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 1963

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1963

U.S. Supreme Court, 1962

U.S. Claims Court, 1962

U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1962

U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1959-82

Iowa State Bar, 1959

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