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James C. Nemmers

James C. Nemmers, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

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Contact Information

James C. Nemmers
Registered Patent Attorney
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443

James’s Assistant

Name: Deanna L. Rodman
Phone: (319) 731-2367

About James C. Nemmers

Jim Nemmers is a patent attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. and is the chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Jim’s work focuses on advising inventors on how to protect their ideas, and once protected, how to grant rights to others in return for compensation.  Jim also advises businesses on how to select and protect brand names used in the marketing of a product or service, including protecting domain names and websites.  Jim has represented numerous businesses and individuals in a variety of industries and technologies. For many years Jim was the adjunct professor for the Intellectual Property class at the University of Iowa College of Law.


  • Iowa State University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1952)
  • University of Iowa, J.D. (with distinction) (1957)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member of the Intellectual Property Section)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Member of the Intellectual Property Law Section, President 1983-84, Chairman-1995-1996)
  • Linn County Bar Association (President-1993-1994)
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association (President 1983-1984)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America®–Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. Rating “AV”
  • Great Plans Super Lawyers®

Community and Personal

  • Kirkwood Facilities Foundation (Board Member-1977-present) (President-1998-2015)
  • Cedar Rapids Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Board Member-1975-2009)
  • Kirkwood New Business Center (Advisory Board Chairman-1991-1992)
  • Lecturer, Patent & Intellectual Property Law, University of Iowa College of Law (1964-1990)
  • 1st Lieutenant U.S Army 1952-54; served in Korea 1953 appointed trial and defense counsel in Special Court Martial cases

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