Brett Trout, JD 

Brett Trout, JD, is a registered patent attorney and nationally recognized speaker on patent, trademark, and Internet legal issues, and also advises clients on complex technology agreements, including licensing and transfer. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College and his juris doctorate(With Distinction) from the University of Iowa, College of Law. 

Brett has been a contributor to several intellectual property and information technology books and has authored three books of his own: Internet Laws Affecting Iowa Companies, Internet Laws Affecting Your Company, and the bestselling Cyberlaw. His blog, BlawgIT, was voted one of the ten best law blogs in the world, and he has been a featured national presenter at both BlogWorld Expo and the 140 Character Conference. Brett is past president of the Iowa Intellectual Property Association and past Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Technology Committee. He is also the co-founding director of the Iowa Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts project.