{ "channel": { "item": [ { "id": 16331011, "postDate": "2018-05-16T00:00:00", "title": "MVS Attorneys to Present at ACC Wisconsin Annual Conference", "slug": "mvs-attorneys-to-present-at-acc-wisconsin-annual-conference", "body": "\u003cp\u003eMVS Intellectual Property Attorneys \u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"/attorneys/r-scott-johnson\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"R. Scott Johnson\"\u003eScott Johnson\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e and \u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"/attorneys/christine-lebron-dykeman\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Christine Lebron-Dykeman\"\u003eChristine Lebron-Dykeman\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e,\n are presenting at the \u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.acc.com/chapters/wisc/index.cfm?eventID=21631\" title=\"ACC Wisconsin\"\u003eAssociation of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Wisconsin annual conference\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e this Friday, May 18th. Their presentation, \"Get Your Ducks in a Row: Potential Pitfalls in Enforcing Your Trademarks\", focuses on trademarks and best\n practices. They are also presenting with an in-house counsel client. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"/attorneys/brandon-w-clark\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Brandon W. Clark\"\u003eBrandon W. Clark\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e and \u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"/attorneys/sarah-m-dickhut\" title=\"Sarah M. Dickhut\"\u003eSarah M. Dickhut\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e are also attending the conference. MVS is a proud sponsor of ACC Wisconsin and the annual conference.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" }, { "id": 16326567, "postDate": "2018-05-14T00:00:00", "title": "Heidi S. Nebel Selected for National Plant Variety Protection Board", "slug": "heidi-s-nebel-selected-for-national-plant-variety-protection-board", "body": "\u003cp\u003eSecretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, has appointed \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"/attorneys/heidi-s-nebel\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Heidi S. Nebel\"\u003eHeidi S. Nebel\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e,\n Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney, Managing Member, and Chair of the Biotechnology \u0026amp; Chemical Practice Group at McKee, Voorhees \u0026amp; Sease,\n PLC, to serve on the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Board effective immediately. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Board is “composed of 14 members that include farmers, plant breeders, seed industry\n experts, university professors, and lawyers who have involvement with plant varieties and/or their use”. The mission of the PVP Board is “to provide\n direction to the PVP Office which ultimately influences the development of new plant varieties by providing an incentive (through intellectual property\n protection) to the breeders of these varieties”. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“I am honored to be able to represent interests of the many plant breeders across the country, many of whom are our clients, to help shape policy and IP\n strategy at a national level,” said Heidi. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeidi has been an IP attorney for over 25 years, obtaining patents and designing IP strategy in the areas of agricultural biotechnology, plants, and animals.\n Heidi also enjoys being an advocate of biotechnology, speaking around the country on important issues in the field. Her practice includes representation\n of more than 30 different universities and research foundations across the country, as well as many Agribusiness companies.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeidi will serve on the Board until May 1, 2020.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16313668, "postDate": "2018-05-07T00:00:00", "title": "Iowa LES Chapter Event: Monday, May 14th", "slug": "iowa-les-chapter-event-monday-may-14th", "body": "\u003cp\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eDon\u0027t miss the LES Iowa Chapter meeting \"Standardizing in the IP Industry\" on Monday, May 14th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The meeting will be held at Rockwell\n Collins (800 Collins Road NE, Building 154 ISU Training Room, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52498). The meeting will include engaging discussion about critical\n IP issues and a panel discussion about IP standards. \u003ca href=\"http://www.lesusacanada.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1093035\" target=\"_blank\" title=\" Standardizing in the IP Industry meeting\"\u003eRegister here!\u003c/a\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eMVS Intellectual Property attorney \u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/jill-n-link-pharmd\"\u003eJill N. Link, J.D., Pharm.D.\u003c/a\u003e, is the Chair Elect\n of the Iowa LES Leadership Board, and MVS Intellectual Property Attorney, \u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/r-scott-johnson\"\u003eScott Johnson, J.D.\u003c/a\u003e,\n is the Sponsorship Chair of the Iowa LES Leadership Board. For more information about the Iowa Chapter, visit the \u003ca href=\"http://www.lesusacanada.org/group/Iowa\"\u003eIowa LES Chapter website\u003c/a\u003e.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Iowa Chapter is one of over 35 LES Chapters in LES (USA \u0026amp; Canada), Inc. LES Chapters are located throughout the USA and Canada in regions with\n concentrations of LES members and licensing professionals. The Iowa Chapter, under the direction of the Chapter Leadership, hold regular meetings throughout\n the state. LES members and other expert speakers present topics relevant to technology transfer and licensing. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.lesusacanada.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1093035\"\u003eRegister here!\u003c/a\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16304269, "postDate": "2018-05-03T00:00:00", "title": "Brandon Clark to Present to the Iowa State Bar Association", "slug": "brandon-clark-to-present-to-the-iowa-state-bar-association", "body": "\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/brandon-w-clark\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBrandon Clark\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e is presenting a live CLE via webinar entitled, “Copyright Law\n and Recent Updates” on Wednesday May 16th, 2018\u0026nbsp;from 12-1 PM (Central) through the Iowa State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section’s\n Webinar series.\n \u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.iowabar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1069533\u0026amp;group=\"\u003eYou can register for this event by clicking here.\u003c/a\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" }, { "id": 16178016, "postDate": "2018-03-20T00:00:00", "title": "Pat Sweeney to present to Iowa State bar Association", "slug": "pat-sweeney-to-present-to-iowa-state-bar-association", "body": "\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"/attorneys/patricia-a-sweeney\"\u003ePat Sweeney\u003c/a\u003e is presenting a live CLE via webinar entitled, “IP Mediation and Industry Trends” on Tuesday, April\n 10th from 12-1 PM (Central) through the Iowa State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section’s Webinar series. \u003ca href=\"http://www.iowabar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1069531\u0026amp;group=\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eYou can register for this event by clicking here.\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e" }, { "id": 16098273, "postDate": "2018-02-22T00:00:00", "title": "Brandon W. Clark Meets with Senator Chuck Grassley", "slug": "brandon-w-clark-meets-with-senator-chuck-grassley", "body": "\u003cp\u003eIntellectual Property Attorney, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/brandon-w-clark\" title=\"Brandon W. Clark\"\u003eBrandon W. Clark\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e,\n Chair of the Entertainment, Copyright \u0026amp; Media Law practice group, and several musicians, David Zollo and Justin Roberts, and The Recording Academy’s\n Daryl Friedman, met with Senator Chuck Grassley\u0026nbsp; regarding upcoming copyright legislation. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo contact Brandon regarding copyright law and/or any entertainment \u0026amp; media law questions, please call our Des Moines office at (515) 288-3667 or fill\n out a \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/contact\" title=\"Contact Brandon W. Clark\"\u003econtact us form\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;with attention to Brandon.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\u003cimg src=\"/images/twitter_pic_2-22-18.jpg?Action=thumbnail\u0026amp;algorithm=fill_proportional\u0026amp;width=390\u0026amp;height=390\" width=\"390\" height=\"390\"\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16092064, "postDate": "2018-02-19T00:00:00", "title": "MVS Leads Drake IP Moot Court Team to Victory", "slug": "mvs-leads-drake-ip-moot-court-team-to-victory", "body": "\u003cp\u003eMVS Intellectual Property Attorneys, \u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/michael-c-gilchrist\"\u003eMike Gilchrist\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/nicholas-j-krob\"\u003eNick Krob\u003c/a\u003e,\n coached the \u003ca href=\"http://www.drake.edu/law/students/activities/teams/moot-court/\"\u003eDrake University IP Moot Court Team\u003c/a\u003e this year. The team won\n best oral argument and finished third place overall at the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition regional tournament in Dallas this past weekend. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCongratulations to the coaches and students who participated!\n \u003cbr /\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"/images/twitter_pic_Drake.jpg?Action=thumbnail\u0026amp;algorithm=fill_proportional\u0026amp;width=414\u0026amp;height=414\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;\" width=\"414\" height=\"414\"\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16042873, "postDate": "2018-02-01T00:00:00", "title": "Cassie J. Edgar Joins McKee, Voorhees \u0026amp; Sease PLC", "slug": "cassie-j-edgar-joins-mckee-voorhees-sease-plc", "body": "\u003cp\u003eMVS is excited to announce that \u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/cassie-j-edgar\" title=\"Cassie J. Edgar\"\u003eCassie J. Edgar\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e is joining\n the firm as a member, effective February 1, 2018. Cassie will be heading up an initiative at the firm to develop a Regulatory practice group. The group,\n led by Cassie will help MVS clients obtain approvals through federal agencies such as the FDA, USDA, and EPA, for product development and commercialization.\n Cassie is a registered patent attorney and has a nationwide reputation as a leader in managing regulatory issues in the areas of biotechnology and\n bioengineering including gene editing and CRISPRs from plants to animals, across agricultural and pharmaceutical applications.\n \u003cp\u003eCassie is a creative connector; integrating people, science and legal solutions to drive business growth. She is a scientist and an attorney with over\n a decade of legal experience in \u003cspan\u003eintellectual property; regulatory law; licensing and corporate law, as well as intellectual property (IP) due diligence. \u003c/span\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e“The MVS team is very excited to welcome Cassie and utilize her expertise to offer a broader range of services to our technology clients. MVS intends\n to offer cradle to grave experience in all facets of IP protection for our clients, from patent protection, to licensing, to commercial regulatory\n approval and to enforcement and litigation.” - \u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/heidi-s-nebel\" title=\"Heidi S. Nebel\"\u003eHeidi S. Nebel\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e,\n Managing Member at MVS.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eCassie is able to advise clients on matters from initial discovery through post-product launch including intellectual property, communications, crisis\n management, compliance, stewardship, regulatory data package generation, lobbying, and obtaining regulatory permits and approvals with USDA, FDA,\n EPA and other global agencies.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003ePrior to joining MVS, Cassie was the Chief IP \u0026amp; Regulatory Officer for Genus, PLC. Cassie joined Genus in September 2014 from Pioneer DuPont, where\n she served for 14 years in research, legal, and management roles, including IP Counsel, Sr. Regulatory Counsel, and Director in the Agricultural\n Biotechnology group. She is an active speaker on gene editing IP and regulatory issues, is an active member of BIO IowaBIO, and is a mentor for\n the Iowa Agritech Accelerator in Des Moines.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eCassie completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, adding academic training to the global business perspective she brings to MVS,\n having served as in-house counsel for U.S. and U.K. publicly traded companies. She earned a B.S. in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University,\n an M.S. in Crop Science with an emphasis on Biomathematics from North Carolina State University, and she obtained her law degree from Drake University.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eMcKee, Voorhees \u0026amp; Sease, PLC is Iowa’s oldest and largest boutique IP firm, helping clients protect their intellectual property rights through\n patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and litigation, both domestically and internationally. MVS has lawyers skilled in all areas of technology\n including chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy science as well mechanical, electrical, computer, industrial and aerospace engineering.Many attorneys\n with the firm have advanced degrees in science in addition to their law degree. \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 15990787, "postDate": "2018-01-10T00:00:00", "title": "Jill N. Link, Pharm.D., is 2018 Chair Elect for the LES Iowa Chapter", "slug": "jill-n-link-pharm-d-is-2018-chair-elect-for-the-les-iowa-chapter", "body": "\u003cp\u003eMVS Intellectual Property Attorney, \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/jill-n-link-pharmd\" title=\"Jill N. Link, Pharm.D.\"\u003eJill N. Link, Pharm.D.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e,\n is the 2018 Chair Elect for the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Iowa Chapter. Jill has been actively involved in LES and was part of the committee\n that organized and formed the Iowa Chapter. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eJill helps clients monetize intellectual property assets, including assisting the firm\u0027s clients with complex licensing, collaborations and other\n transfers and sales of property. Jill\u0027s practice includes all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on drafting and prosecuting\n patent applications in the firm\u0027s Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group. Jill has filed over 200 hundred U.S. patent applications in the\n chemical and life sciences areas, and her practice includes both U.S. and international patent management. Much of Jill\u0027s patent prosecution\n work is in the field of water, hygiene and energy technologies to provide chemical products for food service, food processing, healthcare,\n industrial, and oil and gas markets. Jill works with numerous universities throughout the country through their technology transfer programs\n to protect various chemical and life science technologies. Jill also works with clients in various aspects of due diligence and valuation of\n intellectual property assets. \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eJill is actively involved in organizations relating to her practice to stay up-to-date with the latest in technology and trends. Organizations\n include the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Intellectual Property\n Law Association (AIPLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Polk County Women’s Association (PCWA), the Iowa State Bar Association,\n IowaBio, Iowa Pharmacy Association, and the Licensing Executives Society (LES).\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 15986512, "postDate": "2018-01-08T00:00:00", "title": "MVS to Sponsor TAI TechBrew AM", "slug": "mvs-to-sponsor-tai-techbrew-am", "body": "\u003cp\u003eMcKee, Voorhees \u0026amp; Sease, PLC is proud to sponsor the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) TechBrew AM event this Friday, January 12th at 8 a.m. The\n event, held at West End Salvage in downtown Des Moines, is a morning networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, government officials, business\n leaders and funders to connect over coffee and learn about a local technology executive.\n \u003cbr /\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo learn more about this month\u0027s TechBrew AM, visit the \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.technologyiowa.org/Events/ShowEvent?id=156\" title=\"TAI TechBrew AM\"\u003eevent\u0027s page\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" } ] } }