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Kevin H. Collins

Kevin Collins is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Business, Finance, and Real Estate Departments. He concentrates in the area of commercial litigation, including intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights), business torts, products liability, and construction. He also routinely handles dissolution proceedings.

Kevin served as the President of the Iowa State Bar Association from 2003 to 2004. He is a Fellow in the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers.

Kevin is a Lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers practicing in the United States.

Kevin is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society consisting of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Kevin practiced for 27 years with a law firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006-2018

Best Lawyers Award Badge


    Best Lawyers Award Badge

Martindale-Hubbell, AVĀ® Preeminent

Chambers USA, 2003-2017

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Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Fellow, The American Bar Foundation

Lifetime Achievement Member, America's Top 100 Attorneys

Life Fellow, Iowa State Bar Foundation

Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates

Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, The College of Master Advocates: Barristers

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2009-present

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Member, Construction Industry Forum
Member, Dispute Resolution Section
Member, Intellectual Property Section
Member, Law Practice Management Section
Member, Litigation Section
Member, Tort & Insurance Practice Section

Iowa State Bar Association
President, 2003-2004
President-Elect, 2002-2003
Vice-President, 2001-2002
Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2001-2006
Member, Independence of the Judiciary
Ad Hoc Committee, 2001-present
Member, Administrative Committee, 2001-2005
Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2000-2005
Board of Governors, 1998-2001
Co-Chair, Committee for the Delivery of Legal Services to the Elderly, 1989-1990
Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Member, Law Practice Management Section
Member, Litigation Section

Hawaii State Bar Association

Linn County Bar Association
Chair, Technology Committee, 1995-2000

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, The Trial Law Institute

Member, Diversity Law Institute

Volunteer Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid

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Education

Creighton University (B.A., Political Science, 1978)

University of Iowa (J.D., 1980)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1981

Hawaii, 1982

Federal courts for:
Southern District of Iowa
Northern District of Iowa
District of Hawaii
District of Colorado
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
8th Circuit Court of Appeals
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Experience

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1983-2008

Significant Cases

Eden Electrical v. Amana Co., 370 F.3d 824 (8th Cir. 2004). Represented Israeli plaintiff in fraud litigation against Amana. After trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, the jury awarded $2.1 million in compensatory damages and $17.875 million in punitive damages, the latter of which was reduced to $10 million by the trial court. Successfully defended compensatory and punitive damage awards in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Successfully resisted Amana’s petition for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court.

J. Lloyd v. Imperial Toy, Case No. 1:2006cv00043 (N.D. Iowa). Represented plaintiff in trademark, copyright, and patent infringement litigation. Litigation resolved favorably for client prior to trial.

The Pierce Arrow Society v Pierce Arrow-Arrow Motor Company, Case No. 91183294 (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board). Defended opposition proceeding seeking registration of the mark Pierce-Arrow Motor Company in connection with re-introduction of luxury automobile.

Original Ideas, Inc. and Robert DeMars v. Processed Plastic Company, Case No. 92045022 and 92045023 (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board). Successfully defended international toy manufacturer in cancellation proceedings involving registered marks for bubble making toys.

 

Attachment Technologies, Inc. v. Cummings & Bricker, Case No. 1:2007cv00004 (D. Me.); Attachment Technologies, Inc. v. Arnold Machinery, Case No. 2:2007cv00310 (D. Utah). ATI initiated a series of enforcement actions against US distributors of a foreign manufacturer which was manufacturing and exporting products into the United States that infringed ATI’s patent. Through these enforcement actions against the US distributors, ATI was successful in stopping any further shipments of infringing products into the United States.

Frontier Distribution, LLC v. CH Robinson Company, Case No. 1:2007cv00048 (N.D. Iowa). Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement litigation. Successfully obtained injunctive relief against CH Robinson Company.

Panda Investments, Inc. v. Jabez Enterprises, Ltd., Case No. 07-cv-114-LRR (N.D. Iowa). Represented plaintiff in litigation involving Lanham Act and fraudulent transfer claims. Obtained judgment in favor of client. The court ordered the United States Patent and Trademark Office to rescind the fraudulently transferred trademarks and also granted injunctive relief.

RF Technologies Corporation et al. v. Applied Microwave Technologies, Inc. et al, Case No. CIV.05-32-P-C (D. Me.). Represented defendants in litigation involving claims of conversion, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition. Obtained dismissal of claims against individual defendants for lack of personal jurisdiction. Succeeded in defending plaintiff’s request for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunctive. Litigation resolved favorably for client prior to trial.

McIlhenny Co. v. Tabasco’s Mexican Restaurant and Patio, Inc., Case No. 1:2005cv00029 (N.D. Iowa). Represented plaintiff in trademark litigation. Litigation resolved favorably for client prior to trial.

Medical Associates Health Plan, Inc. v. CIGNA Corporation, Case No. C04-1025-LRR (N.D. Iowa). Represented plaintiff in breach of contract action against CIGNA Corporation. Obtained summary judgment on liability issues. Litigation resolved favorably for client prior to trial on damages issues.

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