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McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC (MVS) is an Intellectual Property (IP) Boutique law firm located in Des Moines, Iowa and founded in 1924. MVS offers a full range of IP services for advising clients and obtaining and enforcing their IP rights. Areas of expertise include patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, licensing, media & entertainment law, regulatory law, data privacy and cybersecurity and litigation.

We have experience preparing, filing, prosecuting, and maintaining patent applications in the United States and in more than 160 countries around the world for small businesses, venture-capital backed start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and Universities. Most of our attorneys have advanced degrees in their field of expertise.

MVS serves a number of industries including agbiotech; agricultural machinery; plant breeding; animal health; academic research and technology transfer; advanced manufacturing; chemistry, material sciences and nanotechnology; construction and infrastructure; consumer products and technology; copyright, media, entertainment and branding; food and beverage technologies; lighting; medical devices; and pharma and nutraceuticals.

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professionals with STEM-related degrees
(7 engineering, 12 science including 4 master's, 1 pharmacist, 2 Ph.D.'s)

U.S. and foreign patent applications filed in the last five years

Trademark applications filed in the last five years


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