Nyemaster Goode is Iowa's largest law firm, employing some 95 attorneys in more than 60 practice areas across its offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids. The litigation capabilities of the firm are particularly esteemed. With respect to intellectual property, upwards of a dozen attorneys at the firm work across patent, trademark, and copyright law as well as handle trade secrets, licensing, and transactional due diligence.
Robert Hoke is a highly respected IP lawyer who serves as the administrative head of the firm's IP group. A former in-house counsel for 3M, he specializes in IP due diligence in transactional deals and licensing agreements. Jeff Harty, who has a background in industrial engineering and IT consulting, focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation matters. He is also a registered patent attorney with the USPTO, assisting clients in managing their patent and trademark portfolios. One peer considers him an "experienced litigator and mediator, and a good guy."