Nyemaster Goode, 3 IP Attorneys Recognized in Prestigious 2023 IAM Patent 1000

August 2, 2023

Nyemaster Goode's Intellectual Property Practice and IP attorneys Jeffrey Harty, Allison E. Kerndt and Todd A. Van Thomme were included in the 2023 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.


Now in its 12th year, the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and includes 50 country-specific chapters analyzing local patent professional services markets. The 2023 edition is the first to include information on Iowa firms and IP attorneys.


IAM awarded Nyemaster its highest “Gold” rating and called the firm the “go-to outfit for all things intellectual property,” noting “the experienced team can handle a range of complex patent cases for companies of any size.”  Nyemaster is the only firm in the state of Iowa to be given a Gold rating.


Jeff Harty represents companies and inventors on both sides of IP disputes and has tried IP litigation cases in jurisdictions across the country. IAM lauded Harty’s ability to provide “sophisticated legal advice that assists clients in reaching their commercial objectives within budget.”


Allison Kerndt has significant IP litigation experience and advises clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations on issues related to the management of their intellectual property portfolios.  IAM praised her “sharp legal acumen and zealous advocacy for patrons.”


Todd Van Thomme has a diverse practice primarily focused on partnering with both startups and larger clients to identify and collaborate on design patents as well as mechanical, chemical, computer science, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and food science-related utility patents/intellectual property. IAM hailed his ability to “build strong connections with inventors to better understand and protect their assets.”


The IAM Patent 1000 is compiled through an extensive research process conducted over five months. Analysts interview numerous attorneys, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate.