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MVS Attorneys Successful in Fighting Institution of Inter Partes Review

MVS is proud to announce that it was successful in fighting the institution of Inter Partes Review (IPR) for its client Putco, owner of Patent No. 9,995,473. IPR is a third-party challenge to a patent’s validity and is heard before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office […]

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Jill N. Link Participating in the AgTech NEXT! Virtual Conference

Jill Link, Chairwoman of the MVS Licensing Practice Group, will be participating in the “AgTech NEXT! Virtual Conference session on “The Future of Protein” on September 22nd ( This session will discuss the cutting edge work on non-animal meat proteins and food technologies. The program will feature Pat Brown, M.D. Ph.D., CEO and Founder of […]

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MVS Members Honored as Super Lawyers

MVS is proud to announce that Super Lawyers magazine has honored several McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC attorneys as 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers. Those attorneys included in the 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list include: Glenn Johnson – Intellectual Property Litigation Christine Lebron-Dykeman – Intellectual Property Heidi S. Nebel – Intellectual Property Edmund J. […]

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MVS Members Named in The Best Lawyers in America

Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Member and Chair of the Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Groups at MVS is pleased to announce that several members of the firm have again been recognized in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and two were named as “Lawyer of the Year.” Those attorneys name as The Best […]

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Jill N. Link Participating in the ChIPs 2020 Next Gen Summit August 4-6, 2020

The 2020 Next Gen Summit will be a virtual three day Summit consisting of workshops, panels and fireside chats. The content is curated specifically for junior to mid-level female attorneys who work in technology, policy, private practice, corporations or government. The first two days will consist of interactive virtual workshops focusing on communication, presentation & […]

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A New Look for MVS

Des Moines, Iowa, July 30, 2020 — McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC is excited to introduce a fresh new look for our firm that highlights a new logo, the use of a modern and vibrant color scheme, updated firm materials and a new website. “The new branding reflects the unparalleled intellectual property expertise, professionalism, and […]

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MVS Announces the Retirement of Patricia A. Sweeney

Des Moines, Iowa, July 13, 2020 — Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Member of McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC announced that long-time attorney, Patricia A. Sweeney, will be retiring from the firm effective December 31, 2020. Pat has the distinction of being one of the first female patent attorneys in Iowa, beginning her practice at MVS […]

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McKee, Voorhees & Sease Becomes The First Golden Grade Sponsor To Ag Startup Engine

AMES, Iowa, May 12, 2020 – Ag Startup Engine (ASE), at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, announced that it is welcoming their first Golden Grade Sponsor, McKee, Voorhees & Sease (MVS), a Des Moines, Iowa Intellectual Property boutique law firm of attorneys specializing in procurement and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and more, is […]

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AgTech NEXT Now! Webinar Series

Jill Link, Chairwoman of the Licensing Practice Group, participated in the “AgTech NEXT Now! Pandemic Economics” webinar event today. The AgTech Next summit was scheduled to take place May 4-6, 2020 at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO. With the rescheduling of this food and agtech innovation summit there are now a series of […]

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MVS Supports World IP Day

Des Moines, Iowa, April 27, 2020 — McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC was proud to support World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2020. This day celebrates the role intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity and the many inspiring inventors and creators around the world who are working to provide for a […]

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