Kirk M. Hartung

Kirk M. Hartung: Attorney with McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. AV stamp icon
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Kirk received a degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. Kirk joined McKee, Voorhees & Sease in 1982. He is a patent attorney registered with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Kirk specializes in patent protection for mechanical inventions, as well as infringement analysis, strategic positioning, trademark protection, trade secret and copyright evaluations, and related matters. He also provides litigation support on all intellectual property issues.

Kirk has written and published a number of articles and law reviews on intellectual property law. Kirk is also available for client or public presentations on intellectual property, the Iowa Inventors' Hall of Fame, and motivational leadership. He is Chair of the Advisory Board (June 2017 - June 2019) for LEGUS International Network Of Law Firms with over 70 law firm members around the globe.

Kirk served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa State Bar Association (1991-1992), as well as Chair of several other Iowa State Bar Association committees. He has also been a board member and chair of several other organizations, including the YMCA Camp of Greater Des Moines, the Saydel Community School District, New Hope United Methodist Church, Highland Memory Gardens, and the Des Moines Y’s Mens Club. He is also a co-founder and past president of the Iowa State University Alumni Marching Band.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
515-288-3667  Phone
515-288-1338  Fax
University Attended:
Iowa State University, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa; 1982, Iowa; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Polk County, Iowa State (President, Young Lawyers Division, 1991-1992) and American Bar Associations; Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Peer Reviews

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Des Moines, Iowa

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