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Brett J. Trout

Patent application Attorney at Des Moines, IA

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  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 32 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 23 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brett

Learn Brett’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    40%
    Prepare and draft patent applications. Prosecute patent applications through the USPTO toward issued patents.

    32 years, 150 cases

  2. Patent infringement
    30%
    Successfully litigate patent infringement matter toward award of treble damages and attorney fees.

    22 years, 8 cases

  3. Trademark application
    20%

  4. Intellectual property
    10%

Brett J. Trout, P.C. is an AV-rated Midwest law firm, offering its clients the global perspective on Intellectual Property and Information Technology issues involving acquisition, protection, enforcement, and litigation. From obtaining patents, trademarks, and copyrights, to licensing intellectual property and information technology licensing, Brett J. Trout, P.C. assists clients with all facets of the process. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Brett J. Trout has serviced clients across Iowa and throughout the country for over three decades. Mr. Trout offers a free 30 minute new-client consultation.

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Location

Brett J. Trout, PC
516 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Brett J. Trout
516 Walnet
Des Moines, IA, 50309
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Brett J. Trout
  • 2001 - Present
  • Co-Founder
  • Gunderson, Sharp, Trout & Rhein
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Shareholder
  • Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C.,
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Shareholder
  • Shearer, Templer & Pingel P.C.,
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Patent Attorney
  • Davis, Wine, Brown, Koehn & Shors P.C.,
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Grinnell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Blackstone American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Iowa Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Director
  • 2008 - 2009
  • ISBA Technology Committee
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Past President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Patent Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2019
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2007
  • AV-Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Keeping Your Corporate Website Out of Legal Trouble
  • 2008
  • Ethical Risks of Online Communications by Law Firms: Websites, Blogs and Online Networking
  • Online Legal Issues
  • 2008
  • Corporate Counsel/Trade Regulation Seminar
  • Keeping Your Corporate Website Out of Legal Trouble
  • 2008
  • Central Iowa SCORE Monthly Meeting
  • Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
  • 2008
  • PCBA Monthly Meeting
  • Blogging For Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Ethical Risks of Law Firm Websites and Blogs: Staying on the Right Side of the Ethics Line
  • Online Ethical Risks
  • 2007
  • e-Commerce Seminar
  • Are Your Clients Blogging Their Way Into Court?
  • 2007
  • Des Moines Infraguard Chapter
  • eDiscovery
  • 2007
  • BlogWorld Expo
  • Online Legal Pitfalls
  • 2007
  • yBlawg
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Lawyer Blogging
  • 2006
  • eCommerce Section Annual Seminar
  • Copyright in the Age of Grokster: New Rules for a New Game
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett Trout's quality of work and attention to detail assist clients not only with their immediate concerns but also prepare their businesses for long term goals."
Patent infringement Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred a number of clients to Brett Trout for Intellectual Property and Patent concerns. Brett keeps the big picture in mind and knows when and how to advise clients to avoid trouble and to take the best steps to advance their businesses. He is equally adept at advising clients who are already in disputes."
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