Tim Klima and Brett Papendick, Registered Patent Attorneys at S&I recently spoke at the Iowa Bio Legal Symposium on Intellectual Property. The full-day seminar was held at the State Hygienic Laboratory and the Center for Advancement of Laboratory and Science. The duo discussed IP pitfalls and traps to avoid, protecting your IP and producing liability risk.
Iowa Biotechnology Association is a non-profit, membership-based organization that seeks to promote the success and growth of biotech-based businesses in Iowa.
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 600 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. Tim serves on the Board of Directors for the Cedar Rapids Science Center, the Linn County Historical Society (the Carl & Mary Koehler History Center) and Save CR Heritage. He also volunteers in various capacities for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and was formerly on the Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission. Tim is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and was a Master in the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court.
Brett’s work focuses on intellectual property law. Brett is a Registered Patent Attorney with the USPTO and is also a member of the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association. Brett serves on the boards of 100+ Men Who Care, Summit Schools (Past President), the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA, and the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA). Brett also serves as a Volunteer Attorney for Iowa Legal Aid.