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  1. Licensing: 75%
    8 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 15%
    10 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 5%
    10 years
  4. Copyright Application: 1%
    10 years
  5. Other: 4%
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Pioneer Hi-Bred International

5700 Merle Hay Rd.
Johnston, IA, 50131


IAAuthorized to practice law200510/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alumni Service AwardDrake Law School Moot Court2015
Alumni Service AwardDrake Law School Moot Court2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Intellectual Property Transactions and Litigation CounselPioneer Hi-Bred International2011 - Present
Patent AttorneyMcKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Six SigmaGreen Belt2013 - Present
Licensing Executives SocietyChair, Digital Content Committee2009 - 2010
Iowa State Bar Association, e-Commerce SectionSection Chair2009 - 2014
Licensing Executives SocietyChair-elect, Digital Content Committee2008 - 2009
Licensing Executives SocietyMember2007 - 2011
Iowa State Bar Association, e-Commerce SectionSection Council member2007 - 2014
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2012
Order of BarristersMember2005 - Present
Order of the CoifMember2005 - Present
Iowa Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2005 - 2012
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2012
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2005 - 2012
C. Edwin Moore American Inn of CourtMember2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sam's Riverside, Inc. v. Intercon Solutions, Inc.Summary judgment in favor of client on all claims.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Albany Law Journal of Science and TechnologyBridge over Troubled Water: The Supreme Court's New Patent Obviousness Standard in KSR should be Readily Apparent and Benefit the Public2007
Iowa LawyerThe Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property Law2006
Drake Law ReviewProsecution History Estoppel after Festo: Can an Equivalent Ever Break Through the File Wrapper?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Drake UniversityBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 DuPont Global Commercial Practice MeetingIndemnities - Experiences and Approaches2015
DuPont Widener IP CLEIntellectual Property Licensing2012
ISBA e-Commerce SeminarModerator2011
AIPF 2011 Annual MeetingEnhancing IP Rights in a Time of Erosion2011
ISBA e-Commerce SeminarModerator2010
Technology Association of Iowa Legal & Finance ClinicUnderstanding Trademarks2009
ISBA E-Commerce SeminarModerator2009
Iowa State Bar Association eCommerce SeminarProtecting Your Company's Presence Online: Issues and Strategies for Domain Names2008
2008 Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada Annual MeetingHot Topics in Licensing Digital Content in the Sports & Entertainment Industries2008
Iowa State Bar Association eCommerce SeminarUsing Trademarks as Keywords in Online Advertising: Competition or Infringement?2007
Iowa Intellectual Properly Law Association Annual MeetingBaffles and Bullets and Blackberries, oh my!: The Federal Circuit's Patent Cases Year in Review2005
Business of Fine Art ConferenceCopyright Law for Artists & Entrepreneurs2005