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Glenn Johnson

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.

  • Copyright and Media Law
  • Design Patents
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Mechanical Patents
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agritech
  • Chemistry, Material Sciences, and Nanotechnology
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Consumer Products and Technology
  • Copyright, Media, Entertainment, And Branding
  • Medical Devices

Professional Associations

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

Cornell College

Significant Cases

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.

Bar and Court Admissions

Iowa State Bar, 1975

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2008–2024

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation—Patent, Des Moines, 2021-2022 & 2024

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation—Intellectual Property, Cedar Rapids, 2018, 2020

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property & Employment Litigation, 2011–2023

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Benchmark Leading Litigation Attorney, Intellectual Property & Employment Litigation

Glenn Johnson

Contact Details

Lisa Larbi-Siaw

515-288-3667 Ext. 5930

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