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Intellectual Property

The intellectual property law attorneys at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll have extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Experience in these areas of intellectual property includes counseling, licensing, and litigation, as well as providing opinions on validity and infringement, transactional due diligence, and employment issues.

In the area of trademarks and copyrights, our attorneys have counseled clients on the adoption and protection of names, trademarks and trade dress and have applied for and obtained for clients registered trademarks throughout the world.

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll has developed substantial expertise in the area of computer and technology law, including laws affecting the Internet.

Attorneys in the Shuttleworth & Ingersoll franchise law practice area represent clients in the position of franchisor and franchisee.

The Shuttleworth & Ingersoll attorneys in the Media and Communications Law practice area have extensive experience in representing media companies.

n the area of patents, our six registered patent attorneys provide services that include invention and infringement counseling and litigation, patentability searching, and applying for and prosecuting U.S. and international patents for inventions in a wide variety of technical areas.

Our attorneys routinely advise clients with respect to the protection of trade secrets, including the preparation and enforcement of contracts and policies seeking to protect proprietary information from unauthorized use or disclosure.

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Intellectual Property Attorneys

Sort: Firstname  |  Lastname Email Phone
Dean R. Einck (319) 365-9461
Tim Klima (Chair) (319) 731-2343
Caroline M. Nash (319) 365-9461
James C. Nemmers (Chair) (319) 365-9461
Brett D. Papendick (319) 731-2365
Elizabeth L. Souer (319) 365-9461
Jason R. Sytsma (319) 365-9461
Marlana K. Titus (319) 365-9461
Mark L. Zaiger (319) 731-2213

Articles & Insights: Intellectual Property

Our attorneys publish articles and alerts on relevant topics to help our clients understand the law and develop a strategy for success.

Supreme Court of the United States of America

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Copyrights Must Be Registered before Plaintiffs Can File for Infringement

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that registration with the U.S. Copyright Office is required to enforce copyrights. Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v., LLC, No. 17-571, 586
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Failure of Joint Inventors to Agree Leaves Both in the Dog House

Failure of Joint Inventors to Agree Leaves Both in the Dog House

Disputes between business partners are a regular occurrence. At Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, we advise our clients to have a direct conversation with their partners about equity, responsibilities, and decision-making authority before investing capital and labor in an idea.
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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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