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Robert W. Hoke

Bob Hoke is a shareholder in the firm's Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department. His practice focuses on patents, trademarks, IP due diligence in transactions, technology transfer, and related licensing. A concentration for Bob is U.S. and international trademark law, including oppositions and cancellations before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He regularly counsels clients on the clearance, registration, maintenance, licensing, and enforcement of trademark rights and assists clients in the management of their worldwide trademark portfolios.

As a former member of 3M Company's Office of Intellectual Property counsel, Bob has considerable experience with confidentiality agreements, employee agreements, consulting agreements, supply agreements, distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements, patent and trademark licenses, and the intellectual property aspects of asset purchase agreements and stock purchase agreements, including the intellectual property due diligence associated with such agreements.

Since moving to private practice, Bob has represented private companies, development stage companies, public companies, mature late stage companies, joint ventures, venture capital firms and private equity firms in many areas of the country with respect to intellectual property matters.

Recognition

Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2013-2014

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Member, Intellectual Property Law Committee
Member, Business Law Section

Iowa State Bar Association

Linn County Bar Association

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association

International Trademark Association

Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Group, Meritas

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Education

Iowa State University (B.S., Chemical Engineering, with high distinction)

University of Iowa (M.B.A.; J.D., with distinction)

Bar Admissions

Iowa

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Experience

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3M Office of Intellectual Property Counsel, St. Paul, Minnesota

Raytheon Patent Department, Waltham, Massachusetts

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