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Tim Klima is a registered patent attorney and senior vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Tim maintained an intellectual property law practice in Washington, DC for 20 years and was formerly a partner with an Am Law 100 firm before returning to Iowa and joining Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in 2009. He concentrates on general IP counseling, US/international patent procurement and opinions, trademarks, copyrights, licensing of technology, protection of trade secrets, and IP related employment issues. Tim represents a wide variety of clients ranging from large multinational corporations through small businesses and startup companies to independent inventors. He has helped his clients obtain more than 1500 patents and has litigated patents, trade secrets and technology licenses. He also has published and is a frequent lecturer on those topics. Tim is experienced in mechanical, electromechanical, chemical engineering and biomechanical technologies and worked as an engineer for a large manufacturing company before entering law school.

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  • University of Iowa, J.D. (1989)
    • With distinction
    • Journal of Corporation Law, Note and Comment Editor (1987-88)
  • University of Iowa, M.B.A. (1988)
  • Iowa State University, B.S. Industrial Engineering (1982)
  • Kirkwood Community College, Certificate, AutoCAD I-II, Autodesk Inventor (2012)

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