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Tim Klima, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Startups and Innovators

Contact Information

Tim J. Klima
Registered Patent Attorney, Senior Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 731-2343
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Tim’s Assistant

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

About Tim Klima

Tim Klima is a Registered Patent Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. Tim maintained an Intellectual Property law practice in Washington, DC for 20 years and was formerly a partner with an Am Law 100 firm before returning to Iowa and joining S&I in 2009. He concentrates on general IP counseling, US/international patent procurement and opinions, trademarks, copyrights, licensing of technology, protection of trade secrets, and IP related employment issues. Tim represents a wide variety of clients ranging from large multinational corporations through small businesses and startup companies to independent inventors. He has helped his clients obtain more than 1000 patents and has litigated patents, trade secrets and technology licenses. He also has published and is a frequent lecturer on those topics. Tim is experienced in mechanical, electromechanical, chemical engineering and biomechanical technologies and worked as an engineer for a large manufacturing company before entering law school.

Representative Cases and Work


  • University of Iowa, J.D. with distinction (1989)
    • Journal of Corporation Law, Note and Comment Editor (1987-88)
  • University of Iowa, M.B.A. (1988)
  • Iowa State University, B.S. Industrial Engineering (1982)
  • Kirkwood Community College, Certificate, AutoCAD I-II, Autodesk Inventor (2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered to Practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office (since 1991)
  • Registered to Practice law since 1989, currently registered in Iowa and the District of Columbia
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court (Master 1998-2005)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance Volunteer of the Year (2014)

Community and Personal

  • Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District: Board of Directors (2015 – 2018)
  • Linn County Historical Society (The History Center): Board of Directors (2013-present); President (2018)
  • Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance/Cedar Rapids Downtown District:
    • Development Committee; Program & Events Committee; RAGBRAI Committee, Grant Wood Cultural District Committee; Historic Buildings Committee (2011-present)
    • Downtown Farmers’ Market (2011-present)
    • Fire & Ice Festival (2011-2016)
  • Save CR Heritage: Board of Directors (2012-2015)
  • Preserve Iowa Summit 2014: Planning Committee
  • Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission (2011-2012)
  • Nation’s Capital Norton Owners, Washington, DC (President 2008-2009)

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