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MVS Members Honored as Super Lawyers

MVS is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has honored several McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC attorneys as 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers. Those attorneys included in the 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list include: Glenn Johnson – Intellectual Property Litigation Christine Lebron-Dykeman – Intellectual Property Heidi S. Nebel – Intellectual Property Super Lawyers selects […]

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MVS Members Named in The Best Lawyers in America

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC is excited to announce that several members of the firm have again been recognized in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and one was named as “Lawyer of the Year.” Those attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America include: Glenn Johnson – Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, […]

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Heidi S. Nebel Re-Appointed to the National Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board

Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, has re-appointed Heidi S. Nebel, Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney, Managing Partner, and Chair of the Chemical and Biotechnology Practice Group at McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, to continue her service for a third term on the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Advisory Board. The USDA PVP Advisory Board helps shape the […]

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Gary M. Myles, Ph.D. Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

MVS is pleased to announce that Gary M. Myles, Ph.D. has joined MVS as Senior Counsel. Gary will bring his significant legal experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields. “We are excited to have Gary join MVS as part of our Chemical and Biotechnology […]

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MVS Hosts The AIPLA Women in IP Law Global Networking Event

The Women Attorneys at McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC hosted the AIPLA Women in IP Law Global Networking Event on April 6, 2022 in Des Moines, Iowa. The attendees had a great time being able to talk with one another in a very casual and relaxing atmosphere. Jill Anderson, our speaker, did a great 30 […]

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Melissa Mitchell Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

MVS is excited to announce that Melissa Mitchell has joined MVS as an Intellectual Property Attorney in the Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group. Melissa’s practice will primarily focus on the preparation and prosecution of biotechnology, chemical, and plant patents. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University in 2013 […]

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MVS Client Penn State Licenses Patented CRISPR Technology to Inscripta, Inc.

MVS is excited to announce that an MVS prosecuted patent, for client Penn State, has been licensed to Inscripta, Inc., a global life science technology company known for their MAD7™ nuclease and digital genome engineering platform, Onyx®.  The licensed patent discloses a proprietary improvement to CRISPR technology, (United States Patent No. 10,308,947), and was written […]

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Edmund J. Sease Receives the Inaugural Drake Law School Adjunct Professor of the Year Award

MVS is very excited to announce that Edmund J. Sease received the Drake University Law School inaugural Adjunct Professor of the Year Award at the Drake Law School Supreme Court Celebration Banquet on Saturday, April 2. This award was presented to Ed for his long service and lasting legacy to the law school. “I am […]

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Celebrating National Agriculture Week and Agriculture Innovation Week in Iowa

As we close out National Agriculture Week and Agriculture Innovation Week in Iowa here are some fun facts about agriculture and farming here in the United States: According to most recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics, 386,531 men are working as farmers and ranchers. Additionally, 51,865 women are working as farmers and ranchers. Today, a farmer […]

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Heidi Nebel and Chris Nelson Named 2022 Iowa Biotech Leaders of the Year

View Iowa Biotechnology Association Press Release here.

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