{ "channel": { "item": [ { "id": 17191649, "postDate": "2019-01-15T00:00:00", "title": "Jill N. Link, Pharm.D., named Chair of the LES Iowa Chapter", "slug": "jill-n-link-pharm-d-named-chair-of-the-les-iowa-chapter", "body": "\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/jill-n-link-pharmd\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Jill N. Link, Pharm.D.\"\u003eJill N. Link, Pharm.D.\u003c/a\u003e, Intellectual Property\n Attorney and Member of McKee, Voorhees \u0026amp; Sease, has been named Chair of the \u003ca href=\"https://www.lesusacanada.org/members/group.aspx?code=iowa\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Iowa LES Chapter\"\u003eLicensing Executives Society Iowa Chapter\u003c/a\u003e as of January, 2019. Jill has been an integral part of the Chapter\n since it\u0027s inception, beginning her role on the Leadership Board as Communications Chair in 2017, Chair Elect in 2018, and currently Chair of the Board.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Chapter meets regularly and hosts events that feature key licensing professionals and industry experts. Stay up-to-date with events and networking\n opportunities on the Chapter website.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLearn more about the \u003ca href=\"https://www.lesusacanada.org/members/group.aspx?code=iowa\"\u003eLicensing Executives Society Iowa Chapter\u003c/a\u003e and contact \u003ca href=\"mailto:jill.link@ipmvs.com\"\u003eJill Link\u003c/a\u003e if you want to join to Chapter!\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" }, { "id": 17157287, "postDate": "2018-12-21T00:00:00", "title": "Jill N. Link, Attorney Spotlight", "slug": "jill-n-link-attorney-spotlight", "body": "\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGet to Know Your IP Team! \u003c/b\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e1. How do you feel IP has changed in the chemical patent area since starting out as an IP attorney?\n \u003cbr /\u003eChemical patent law has not changed as significantly as other areas (i.e. biotechnology, diagnostics and software). In my 10+ years of practice\n the greatest change has been the implementation of AIA (‘patent reform’). However, as a majority of my clients protect international portfolios\n their filing strategies remain vigilant to timely filing before any public disclosures to protect foreign rights.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e2. If you could give one piece of encouraging advice to clients, what would you say?\n \u003cbr /\u003eProtecting IP assets is fun and rewarding. Investments of time and money are required; however, seeing your assets commercialized and realizing\n profits are exciting! It is like watching your baby grow up (but unlike children we expect this ‘baby’ to pay us back for our investments!).\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e3. Outside of the office, what are your favorite hobbies?\n \u003cbr /\u003eI love to experiment in the kitchen – both cooking and baking are hobbies. This makes sense since they involve chemistry, math and physics! I also\n enjoy spending time with my daughter (Evelyn will turn 1 in January).\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e4. Looking ahead to the next decade of your career, how do you want to influence the IP world?\n \u003cbr /\u003eMy goal for influence is a bit more ‘local’ in focus. As I highly value my relationships with clients, I strive to be their trusted advisor – for\n the long term – well beyond the next 10 years!\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"/people/Jill_smallersizephoto.jpg\"\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" }, { "id": 17078383, "postDate": "2018-12-20T00:00:00", "title": "Jonathan L. Kennedy Joins Membership at McKee, Voorhees \u0026amp; Sease PLC", "slug": "jonathan-l-kennedy-joins-membership-at-mckee-voorhees-sease-plc", "body": "\u003cp\u003eEffective January 1, 2019, Intellectual Property Attorney, \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/jonathan-l-kennedy\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Jonathan L. Kennedy\"\u003eJonathan L. Kennedy\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u0026nbsp;will\n become an official Member of McKee, Voorhees \u0026amp; Sease, PLC (MVS).\n \u003cp\u003eJonathan began his career at MVS in September of 2012. His practice has spanned intellectual property law, including, with transactional and litigation\n work in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Since then, Jonathan has focused his practice in patent prosecution and intellectual\n property litigation. He has represented a wide-variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-ups, and individual inventors.\n Jonathan\u0027s patent practice focuses on inventions related to chemistry, nanotechnology, and materials science. Example industries that he routinely\n prepares and prosecutes patent applications in include the energy, medical, and cleaning industries.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eAdding to his background is a Master\u0027s degree in Bioethics where he focused his research and writing on the ethics of technological regulation at the\n federal level. During law school, Jonathan was Research Editor for Volume 60 of Drake Law Review, served as a junior staff member of Drake Law\n Review, was Vice President of Drake Law School\u0027s Intellectual Property Law Society, was a member of Drake Law School\u0027s Intellectual Property Moot\n Court Team, and was a Research Assistant to Visiting Professor Miguel Schor. He had the honor of publishing his student note addressing a federal\n circuit split relating to copyright registration timing in Volume 60 of Drake Law Review.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eHe is the Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association IP Section Council (2017 - 2019) and is Division Chair for the American Chemical Society\u0027s Division\n of Chemistry and the Law (2018). Jonathan has been recognized by Best Lawyers in 2018 and 2019 for his work in the trademark law specialty.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor more information, contact Cassandra Kotek, Marketing Director, at 515-288-3667.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 17051527, "postDate": "2018-12-10T00:00:00", "title": "2018 Technology Transfer Recognition Week", "slug": "2018-technology-transfer-recognition-week", "body": "\u003cp\u003eThis week we\u0027re celebrating Technology Transfer Recognition week. December 12th is especially important, as it marks AUTM (Association of Technology Managers)\n Technology Transfer Professionals Day. This date is the anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act (1980) which dramatically expanded the profession and promoted\n the process by which basic research is transferred to companies for development and commercialization into products that benefit society.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMVS works with many technology transfer professionals and wants to thank them for their research, time, and development of products that people all over\n the world use everyday. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16937960, "postDate": "2018-12-03T00:00:00", "title": "Jill Link, Pharm.D. to Attend ASTA Seed Expo", "slug": "jill-link-pharm-d-to-attend-asta-seed-expo", "body": "\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/jill-n-link-pharmd\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Jill N. Link, Pharm.D.\"\u003eJill Link, Pharm.D.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e, is attending\n the \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.betterseed.org/events/asta-css-seed-expo/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"ASTA Seed Expo\"\u003eAmerican Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Seed Expo\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e in Chicago this week (December 3-6, 2018). As America\u0027s largest seed industry conference, the Seed Expo will feature presentations and discussion opportunities\n regarding the leading seed industry issues and topics. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContact Jill to learn more about the conference and takeaways that may pertain to your business!\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" }, { "id": 16752355, "postDate": "2018-11-21T00:00:00", "title": "MVS Attorneys to Present at 2018 eCommerce and Intellectual Property Law Seminar", "slug": "mvs-attorneys-to-present-at-2018-ecommerce-and-intellectual-property-law-seminar", "body": "\u003cp\u003eIntellectual Property Attorneys, \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/sarah-m-dickhut\" title=\"Sarah M. Dickhut\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eSarah M. Dickhut\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e and \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/brandon-w-clark\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Brandon W. Clark\"\u003eBrandon W. Clark\u003c/a\u003e \u003c/b\u003eare presenting at\n the 2018 eCommerce and Intellectual Property Law Seminar in Des Moines, Iowa on November 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The seminar is available\n in-person at the ISBA Building (625 E. Court Ave.) or a live webinar. Either in-person or online, we hope you attend! \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/jonathan-l-kennedy\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Jonathan L. Kennedy\"\u003eJonathan L. Kennedy\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e will be moderating the program.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSarah will be presenting on \"Protecting IP in the Wake of GDPR, Cybersecurity, and Other Developments\", and Brandon will be presenting on \"Online Enforcement\n Procedures: Domain Name Disputes, Take-Down Notices and Other Ways to Protect Your Online Business\".\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-size: 24px;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.iowabar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1163386\u0026amp;group=\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Register today!\"\u003eRegister today!\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16689123, "postDate": "2018-11-15T00:00:00", "title": "Bergman Academy Mock Trial Team Advances to State Tournament", "slug": "bergman-academy-mock-trial-team-advances-to-state-tournament", "body": "\u003cp\u003eOn Wednesday the Bergman Mock Trial Team clinched a berth at the \u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.iowabar.org/page/MSMockTrial\"\u003eIowa Middle School Mock Trial\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/span\u003e state tournament. Mock Trial began at Bergman Academy in the 2017-18 school year.The team, comprised of students in 6\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e, 7\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e,\n and 8\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e grade, practice three mornings a week and each weekend.Students were presented with a challenging legal problem, including case\n materials, and have prepared both sides of the case.At competition they match wits and skill with another school as they argue the one side of the\n case in front of a panel of volunteer judges and lawyers.The Iowa MS Mock Trial program is the largest in the nation, with 38 teams in the Des Moines\n region alone.Many of these teams represent much larger schools with a long history of competing in Mock Trial.Bergman is proud to be one of nine teams\n to advance and will be competing November 27-28! The team is coached by Scott Johnson, Tim Whipple, and Jennifer Galloway – thank you to these wonderful\n coaches and congratulations to the team! \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16688597, "postDate": "2018-11-14T00:00:00", "title": "Cassie Edgar to Present for Greater DSM Partnership", "slug": "cassie-edgar-to-present-for-greater-dsm-partnership", "body": "\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/cassie-j-edgar\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Cassie J. Edgar\"\u003eCassie J. Edgar\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e, Chair of the Regulatory Law Practice Group, is presenting on November 28th from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. and will review key intellectual property tips small businesses need to know as their businesses continue to grow. \u003c/span\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCassie has decades of intellectual property experience and has worked both as in-house counsel and as an external resource for her clients. Cassie understands\n and is passionate about helping startups and small businesses succeed.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003c/u\u003eThe Greater Des Moines Partnership Top Five series\u003cu\u003e\u003c/u\u003e will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will\n introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://members.dsmpartnership.com/events/details/top-five-for-small-business-don-t-get-gobbled-up-top-five-ip-tips-you-need-to-know-11-28-2018-57341\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Learn more and register today!\"\u003eRegister today!\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e" }, { "id": 16658781, "postDate": "2018-11-02T00:00:00", "title": "Christine Lebron-Dykeman to Speak at Small Business Summit", "slug": "christine-lebron-dykeman-to-speak-at-small-business-summit", "body": "\u003cp\u003eMVS Intellectual Property Attorney and Member, \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/christine-lebron-dykeman\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Christine Lebron-Dykeman\"\u003eChristine Lebron-Dykeman\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e,\n will be presenting on brand protection and infringement prevention at the \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.dsmpartnership.com/growing-business-here/business-resources/small-business-success-summit\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Small Business Success Summit\"\u003eGreater Des Moines Partnership Small Business Success Summit\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u0026nbsp;on\n Friday, November 9th. The Summit takes place at the FFA Enrichment Center at DMACC in Ankeny, Iowa. Attendees will have access to valuable information\n regarding timely topics that affect business owners and managers. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eChristine will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. during the first breakout session. MVS is a sponsor of the event and we hope to see you there! \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb style=\"font-size: 24px;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://members.dsmpartnership.com/events/details/2018-small-business-success-summit-11-09-2018-55922\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Register today!\"\u003eRegister today!\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\u0026nbsp;\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" }, { "id": 16657634, "postDate": "2018-10-31T00:00:00", "title": "Cassie Edgar to Present IowaBio Webinar", "slug": "cassie-edgar-to-present-iowabio-webinar", "body": "\u003cp\u003eOn Thursday, November 1st, \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.ipmvs.com/attorneys/cassie-j-edgar\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Cassie J. Edgar\"\u003eCassie J. Edgar\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e,\n Patent \u0026amp; Regulatory Attorney at MVS, will be presenting a webinar hosted by the \u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.iowabio.org/\" title=\"Iowa Biotech Association \"\u003eIowaBiotech Association\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e.\n The webinar will be held from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will focus on current regulatory and intellectual property issues. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJoining Cassie in presenting are Anya Prince from the University of Iowa, and Masha Fedorova from Corteva. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.iowabio.org/en/resources/innovation_advancement_webinars/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Iowa Biotech Association Webinar Signup\"\u003eRegister for the webinar today!\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/b\u003e\n \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e" } ] } }