Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Glenn Johnson

Glenn Johnson is a Registered Patent Attorney with experience representing clients in technical and complex litigation in the areas of intellectual property, commercial and business disputes, and employment.  Such representations have involved litigation throughout the United States, including practice before Federal Courts in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.; practice before the Eighth Circuit and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal; and practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.  

Glenn has also had multiple experiences with international counsel in intellectual property and litigation matters.


The Best Lawyers in America®, 2008-2020

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Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2011-2019

Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

Benchmark Leading Litigation Attorney

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section
Member, Litigation Section
Member, Labor and Employment Law Section

Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section
Chair, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2006-2007
Member, Litigation Section
Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
Co-Chair, Federal/State EEO Developments Subcommittee, Federal Practice Committee, 1990-1991
Annual Meeting Seminar Committee, 1988-1989
Young Lawyers Excutive Council, 1984-1985
Bridge the Gap Committee, 1982-1985

Linn County Bar Association
Ethics and Grievance Committee, 1987-2006
Judicial Magistrates Nominating Commission, 1985-1988

Federal Circuit Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association

President/General Manager, Cedar Rapids Girls Fast Pitch Softball Association, 1990-present

Head Women's Softball Coach, Mt. Mercy College, 2006-present

Past Board Member, YMCA of Cedar Rapids

Past Board Member, Cedar Hills Booster Club

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Cornell College

University of Northern Colorado (B.A., magna cum laude, 1973)

University of Iowa (J.D., with distinction, 1975)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1975

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1993

Admitted to practice in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Significant Cases


Serverside Group Limited v. Tactical 8 Technologies, LLC, and Banc Iowa (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Ames True Temper, Inc. v. Yeoman & Co. (M.D. Penn.). Patent infringement.

In re: Method of Processing Ethanol Byproducts and Related Subsystems (‘858) Patent Litigation (S.D. Ind.). Patent infringement.

GS CleanTech Corp. v. Amaizing Energy Atlantic, LLC, and Lincolnway Energy, LLC (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. v. Dekalb Genetics Corp., Monsanto, Inc., and Pfizer, Inc. (S.D. Iowa). Patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.

TJW Patent Group, LLC v. Yeoman & Co. (E.D. Tex.). False patent marking.

Pharma Chemi, Inc. v. FoodScience Corp. (S.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

McKay Acquisitions d/b/a/ Jancy Engineering, Inc. v. Rockies Global Marketing, LLC and Steelmax Acquisitions, LLC (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Calmer Manufacturing, LLC v. Harv's Farm Supply, Inc. (S.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

University of Iowa Research Foundation, et al. v. Biosig Instruments, et al. (S.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Iowa Precision Industries, Inc. v. Engel Industries, Inc. (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Met-Coil Systems, et al. v. Engel Industries, Inc. (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Margaritis, et al. v. Kazanas Industrial, et al. (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

GPAC, Inc. v. Environmental Mgmt. (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Banse v. Jesup Gym Equipment, Inc., et al. (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Lincoln National Life Insurance v. Transamerica Life Insurance Co. (N.D. Ind.). Patent infringement.

Martin Industries, LLC v. Yetter Manufacturing, Inc. (S.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Lund International v. Kalot Industries, Inc. (D. Minn.). Patent infringement.

Professional Security Corporation, Inc. V. AliMed, Inc. (N.D. Iowa). Patent infringement.

Engel Industries, Inc. v. Lockformer Co., et al., 166 F.3d 1379 (Fed. Cir.1999). Patent license and royalty dispute.


PSPC, Inc. v. Sogeval Laboratories, Inc. (M.D. Fla.). Trademark infringement.

Miller Manufacturing, et al. v. SyrVet, Inc. (D. Minn.). Trademark infringement.

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. v. Subway, Inc. (S.D. Iowa). Trademark declaratory judgment.

East Iowa Plastics, Inc. v. PI, Inc. (N.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement and cancellation and declaratory judgment.

Solo Incorporated v Apache Hose and Belting, Co., et al. (C.D. Cal.). Trademark infringement.

Precision Replacement Parts, Inc. v. Auto Glass Components, Inc. (W.D. Wash.). Trademark infringement.

The Poetry Foundation v. Ottenheimer, et al. (S.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

Swiss Valley Farms, Inc. v. Iceland Spring Inc, et al. (S.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

Parsons Technology Inc. v. United States Golf Association (N.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

Burco, Inc. v. Auto Glass Components, Inc. (W.D. Mich.). Trademark infringement.

New Piper Aircraft v. Gordon, et al. (S.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

Diamond V Mills, Inc. v. Biotech Associates, Ltd., et al. (N.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

Brickworks, Ltd. v. Rohert (N.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

Midwest Motorcycle of Iowa, LLC v. Midwest Motorcycle Supply Distributors, Corp. (N.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

Seed Savers Exchange v. Zegiel (N.D. Iowa). Trademark infringement.

RC Ertl, Inc. v. Joseph L. Ertl, Inc. (N.D. Ill.). Trademark infringement.


Parsons Technology, Inc. v. Computer Associates, Inc. (N.D. Iowa). Copyright infringement.

Talk ISP, Inc. v. Global Touch Communications, Inc., et al. (N.D. Iowa). Copyright infringement.

Garrett Corporation v. Hunter's View, LTD (W.D. Ill.). Copyright infringement.

McCullough Creative Group, Inc v. Pisipati, et al. (S.D. Iowa). Copyright infringement.

Charleston/Orwig, Inc. v. American Bank & Trust Company, et al. (S.D. Iowa). Copyright infringement.

Mangan Communications v. Harold (S.D. Iowa). Copyright infringement.

Parsons Technology Inc. v. Imageline, Inc. (N.D. Iowa). Copyright infringement.

MediaRecover, LLC v. Grau (N.D. Iowa). Copyright infringement.

Representative Patents

United States Patent No. 6,550,700 entitled “Granular Material Test Milling Processes” - Quaker Oats Company

United States Patent No. 6,547,170 entitled “Rotary Granular Material Cutters” - Quaker Oats Company

United States Patent No. 7,806,945 entitled “Production of Biodiesel and Glycerin from High Free Fatty Acid Feedstocks” - Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

United States Patent No. 6,926,281 entitled “Compressed Foam Target” - Delta Sports Products, LLC

United States Patent No. 6,698,535 entitled “Floating Offset Transmitter Housing Underground Directional Drilling Tool” - Morris & Co.

United States Patent No. 5,972,855 entitled “Soybean Based Hydraulic Fluid” - Agricultural Based Industrial Lubricants, University of Northern Iowa

United States Patent No. 6,086,295 entitled “Automated Flash Removing Apparatus” - Purethane, Inc.

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