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Kassandra E. Ricklefs

Kassandra joined Davis Brown in 2018. She was previously a summer associate in 2017. 

Kassie practices in the Intellectual Property department. She enjoys assisting clients on their copyright matters including registration with the Copyright Office, enforcement of those copyrights including litigation when necessary, and portfolio management, as well as advising in the use of copyrighted material belonging to others

Kassie also advises clients in other intellectual property matters including licensing agreements, trademark prosecution and enforcement, prosecution of patent applications, and intellectual property portfolio management.

Kassie is a registered patent agent, able to practice in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Kassie serves on the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association Board as a 1st year Board Member.


Kassie’s team won “Overall Best Team” at the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Media Law Moot Court Competition in 2018 and she was on the quarter-finalist team in 2017. 

She also participated in the Medical Innovation Group in her second year at Iowa Law.Kassie worked on a team of students from the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Law, and Medicine to find innovative solutions to medical needs. Kassie completed legal work on the project including patent searches, freedom to operate analyses, and trademark searches. 

Kassie externed for Judge Leonard T. Strand on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa the summer after her first year of law school.