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Brett D. Papendick

Brett D. Papendick

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy, Data Security, and Civil Fraud
  • Startups and Innovators

Contact Information

Brett D. Papendick
Registered Patent Attorney
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 731-2365
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Brett’s Assistant

Name: Kathy J. Ibsen
Phone: (319) 731-2388

About Brett D. Papendick

Brett is a Registered Patent Attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.   Brett is licensed to practice in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed in the states of Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas.  Brett’s practice focuses on obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights including U.S. and foreign patents, trade secrets copyrights and trademarks.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. Biology Minor in Chemistry (1996)
  • University of Missouri at Columbia, J.D. (2002)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Linn County Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 (2010)
  • Leadership for Five Seasons (Class of 2009)

Community and Personal

  • 100+ Men Who Care (Board Member, 2013-Present)
  • Summit School Board (2010-Present) (Board President 2012)
  • Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA Board (2012-Present)
  • Young Leaders Society of United Way of East Central Iowa (Vice-Chair 2009; Chair 2010-Present)
  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas Task Force for the City of Cedar Rapids (2008)
  • Iowa Legal Aid (Volunteer Attorney)

Recent News Updates

From the Desk of Brett D. Papendick

Intellectual Property Law, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Should I Apply for a Design Patent or a Utility Patent?

While design patents protect the ornamental or non-utilitarian features of an invention, utility patents protect the way a product functions or is made. Put another way, a design patent protects the appearance of a particular product but not the underlying utility.

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Internet – Is Copyright Infringement Just A Right-Click Away?

Internet – Is Copyright Infringement Just A Right-Click Away?

By: Brett Papendick

Most of us have used the right button of a mouse to copy an image and then use it elsewhere. Such a use could be the foundation of a copyright infringement claim.

Original works of authorship can be protected by copyright law, and such works include images on a website. The owner of a work does not need a copyright registration and does not need to use the “©” designation to acquire copyright rights as these rights automatically attach when the work is completed.

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