Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Ryan N. Carter

Ryan Carter is a shareholder practicing primarily in intellectual property law. Ryan helps clients secure intellectual property rights by drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technologies as well as assisting in trademark, copyright, licensing, and trade secret matters. He also prepares opinions and advises clients on matters involving intellectual property infringement and litigation. Ryan represents business clients ranging from individuals and start-up companies to multinational corporations.

Ryan is actively involved with legal organizations at the state and local level. He served as the president of the Linn County Law Club and the vice president of the Linn Country Bar Association from 2004-2006. He served as a member of the Executive Council of the Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa State Bar Association from 2005-2010. He served on the Board of the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association from 2009-2014.

Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in chemistry and then obtained his juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. Ryan is a patent attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

Casenote/Comment Editor, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 2001-2002

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section

Iowa State Bar Association
Chair, Membership Committee, Young Lawyers Division, 2006-2010
Executive Council, Young Lawyers Division, 2005-2010
Member, State Fair Mock Trial Committee, Young Lawyers Division, 2003-2010
Member, Legislative Leadership Academy Committee, Young Lawyers Division, 2010
Member, Long Range Planning Committee, Young Lawyers Division, 2010
Speaker, Annual Meeting, 2004

Linn County Bar Association
Vice President, Board of Governors, 2004-2006
President, Linn Law Club, 2004-2006

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
Board of Directors, 2009-2014

100+ Men Who Care, Cedar Rapids Metro
Board Member, 2014-2016

Friends of Coralville Lake
Board Member, 2017-present

Metro North Rotary, 2011-2014

Elmcrest Country Club, Membership Committee, 2011-2013

Breakfast of Champions, 2010-2014

Board of Directors, Linn Community Care Health Center, 2005-2006

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University of Iowa (B.S., Chemistry, 1998)

Southern Illinois University (J.D., cum laude, 2002)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2002

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2002

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa.

Professional Experience

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2002-2008

Speeches and Publications

Intellectual Property Primer and a Potpourri of Other Technology Issues Faced by In-House Counsel, 3rd Annual Corporate Counsel Forum, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (November 11, 2016) (Speaker).

Intellectual Property Law: Protecting Your Intangible Assets, University of Iowa Venture School (February 2015, April 2015, May 2015, April 2016, June 2016) (Speaker).

Post AIA Prosecution Strategies, Association of Corporate Counsel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (July 23, 2015) (Speaker).

Intellectual Property Law and the America Invents Act, Iowa State Bar Association's 2013 Nuts and Bolts Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa (October 30, 2013) (Speaker).

Intellectual Property: An Overview for the Non-IP Attorney, Iowa State Bar Association’s 2011 Bridge the Gap Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa (Friday May 13, 2011) (Speaker).

Intellectual Property Audits, Nyemaster Goode's Intellectual Property Practice Group Fall Seminar 2009, Ames, Iowa (October 22, 2009) (Speaker).

Intellectual Property: An Overview for the Non-IP Attorney, Iowa State Bar Association's 2009 Nuts and Bolts CLE Seminar, Coralville, Iowa (October 19, 2009) (Speaker).

Intellectual Property: An Overview for the Non-IP Attorney, 2009 Trade Regulation & Corporate Counsel Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa (September 18, 2009) (Speaker).

How to Really Start Your Own Business, Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) Business Seminar Series (2008-2009) (Speaker).

Renew Rural Iowa Business Success Seminar, Farm Bureau Rural Iowa Seminar Series (March 22, 2007, November 30, 2007, January 25, 2008) (Speaker).

Ryan Carter, New Laws & Rules Aimed at Solving Patent Problems, Entrepreneurial Development Center Central Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3 (September 5, 2007).

Ryan Carter, Apple's ‘iPhone’ Dispute Offers Lesson in Trademark Law, Edge Business Magazine, p. 25 (March 2007).

Ryan Carter, Can Keyword Searches on the Internet Constitute Trademark Infringement?, The Edge, A Journal for Business in Iowa's Technology Corridor, (December 2005).

Ryan Carter, Patent Basics, Iowa Business Law Manual 2005, Volume 2, p. 1149-1155 (2005).

Every Day Intellectual Property Issues, Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting (June 2004) (Speaker).

Michele Blythe and Ryan Carter, Intellectual Property Audits Can Find Property Worth Protecting, The Iowa Lawyer, at 18 (February 2003).

Dr. J.B. Simeonsson, Ryan Carter, et al., Trace Detection of NO and NO2 by Photoionization and Laser Induced Fluorescence Techniques, ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 397 (1-3) (1999).

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