Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Wendy K. Marsh

Wendy Marsh is a shareholder in the firm's Intellectual Property Department, practicing primarily in the area of intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Wendy received her degree from Drake University in pharmacy, and practiced as a pharmacist for several years following graduation. She received her law degree from Drake in 1994. Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Wendy practiced for 15 years with McKee, Voorhees & Sease in Des Moines, during which time she supervised the firm’s international and trademark departments.

Wendy frequently appears before the Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, before which she has argued numerous patent and trademark appeals. In addition to prosecuting patent and trademark applications, Wendy counsels clients on intellectual property issues relating to intellectual property acquisition, protection, enforcement, and management. She is a past chair of the Iowa Bar Association Intellectual Property Law section and past president of the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association.


Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Bar Association
Chair, Inventor's Committee, 1998-1999

International Trademark Association
Member, Online Reference Committee, 2010-2011

Iowa State Bar Association
Chair, Intellectual Property Law Committee, 2001-2002

Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
President, 2006-2007

Polk County Bar Association

Greater Des Moines Partnership
Board of Directors, 2016

Waukee Chamber of Commerce
President, 2016
Vice President, 2015

Waukee Community Schools Foundation, 2016 - present
Secretary, 2016-2017

Waukee Rotary, 2007-present
President, 2012-2013
Vice President, 2010-2011

Faith Lutheran Church
Sunday School Music Director
Volunteer Pianist

Waukee School PTO, Secretary, 2010-2011

Coach, Drake University Law School Moot Court Team, 2003-2007

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Iowa, 2000-2004

Des Moines Jaycees, 1994-1997

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Drake University (B.S., Pharmacy, 1990; J.D., 1994)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1994

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1996

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Patents

6,486,199 Spiro and dispiro 1,2,4-trioxolane antimalarials

7,199,099 Methanobactin: a copper binding compound having antibiotic and antioxidant activity isolated from methanotrophic bacteria

7,141,394 More stable analog of isopropyl thiogalactoside for induction of protein expression

6,800,753 Regenerated cellulose and oxidized cellulose membranes as potential biodegradable platforms for drug delivery and tissue engineering

5,607,971 Esterified vasoactive lipids for increasing perfusion pressure of the caruncular arterial bed in mammals

Speeches and Publications

Long Live the IP Czar?, Iowa Lawyer Magazine (February 2009).

Will NTP Eat Canadian BlackBerries for Lunch?, Iowa Lawyer Magazine (March 2005) (co-author).

Let the Inventor Beware, Iowa Lawyer Magazine (February 2005).

Recording Industry Association of America Forces File Sharers to Face the Music, Iowa Lawyer Magazine (November 2004).

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