Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Jeffrey D. Harty

Jeff received a degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University and worked as an IT consultant with Accenture (formerly Anderson Consulting) before continuing his academic pursuits at the University of Iowa College of Law. He received his law degree with high distinction in 1995. After nearly 20 years in the practice, Jeff joined Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Jeff's primary focus is representing clients in intellectual property litigation matters. Jeff is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, assisting clients in managing their patent and trademark portfolios.

Jeff is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, teaching intellectual property courses.


Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2020

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2009-2019

Professional and Community Affiliations

Iowa State Bar Association

Polk County Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
President, 2001

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Iowa State University (B.S., with distinction, 1991)

University of Iowa (J.D., with high distinction, 1995)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1995

Patent Bar (Registered Patent Attorney), 1996

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, the United States District Court of the Western District of Michigan, the Eighth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Experience

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
Managing Member, 2007-2012
Attorney, 1995-2014

Adjunct Professor, Drake University Law School, 2002-2010

Adjunct Professor, University of Iowa College of Law, 2001-present

Certified Mediator, International Academy of Dispute Resolution

Significant Cases

Unity Health Plans Insurance v. UnityPoint Health d/b/a Iowa Health System,  No. 13-cv-845-wmc (W.D. Wis.). Lead counsel in trademark case, successfully defending Iowa’s largest health system against preliminary injunctive relief. 

Community State Bank, N.A. v. Community State Bank, No. CL 98498 (Iowa District Court for Polk County); Community State Bank, National Association v. Community State Bank, No. CL98498 (Iowa District Court for Polk County). Lead counsel in common law trademark infringement case involving bank names, obtaining temporary and permanent injunctive relief.

LMK Enterprises, Inc. and LMK Pipe Renewal, LLC v. Perma-Liner Industries, Inc., No. 08-cv-811 (M. D. Fla.). Lead counsel in patent infringement case relating to underground trenchless technologies, resulting in injunctive relief, finding of contempt and sanctions and attorney's fee of approximately $750,000.

Sam's Riverside, Inc. D/B/A Sam's Riverside Auto Parts v. Intercon Solutions, Inc.; Lkq Corporation, and Arsco Company; Sam's Riverside, Inc. d/b/a Sam's Riverside Auto Parts v. Intercon Solutions, Inc.; A-Reliable Auto Parts and Wreckers, Inc.; ARSHG, Inc. f/k/a Automotive Rebuilders Supply Company d/b/a ARSCO (S.D. Iowa). Lead counsel in trademark and unfair competition case, successfully defending case on summary judgment.

Basis International Ltd. v. Research In Motion Limited and Research In Motion Corporation (D. N.M.). Co-Counsel in trademark infringement suit against Research in Motion (RIM); obtained temporary restraining order on use of BBX mark for Blackberry operating system.

William T. Pordy, et al. v. Land O'Lakes, Inc., No. 01 CIV 0579 (JSR) (S.D. N.Y.). Patent infringement jury trial, resulting in $3 million verdict against one of the nation’s largest dairies. 

Jet, Inc. v. Sewage Aeration Sys., 165 F.3d 419, 49 U.S.P.Q.2d 1355 (6th Cir. 1999). Successful defense of trademark infringement matter, including Sixth Circuit appeal.

Master Crafted Estates Homes, Inc. v. MasterCraft Estate Homes, L.C., No. 41034 (Iowa District Court for Polk County). Lead counsel for Iowa’s largest home builder in successful defense of trademark infringement action seeking preliminary injunctive relief.

Pioneer HiBred Int'l. v. Asgrow Seed Company et al., No. 98CV90577 (S.D. Iowa) and Pioneer HiBred Int'l. v. Dekalb Genetics Corp et al., No. 98CV90578 (S.D. Iowa). Co-counsel in corn germplasm theft cases involving nation’s largest seed companies. 

Brian Andreas, et al. v. Volkswagen America, Inc., No. 00CV2021JAJ (N.D. Iowa). Co-counsel in copyright infringement trial, successfully limiting plaintiff’s damage claims.

Lead counsel in numerous trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Speeches and Publications

Dare to Innovate: The Corporate Innovator's Guide to Patents, Create Space (2012) (Co-Author).

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