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MVS Supports World Intellectual Property Day 2021

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC is proud to support World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2021. 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 better tomorrow. The event was established by […]

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Heidi S. Nebel Presenting at the Center for Sorghum Improvement Seminar

Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Partner and Chair, MVS Chemical and Biotechnology Practice Group is presenting at the Center for Sorghum Improvement Seminar on April 13, 2021. The presentation titled “The Options Available for Protecting Intellectual Property Rights for Plants” will review different forms of Intellectual Property protection available for plants and plant varieties. Heidi will […]

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MVS Collaborating with BioConnect Iowa on the Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) Accelerator Program

MVS is pleased to announce that we are working with BioConnect Iowa, an organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Iowa’s bioscience sector, on the Iowa Go-To-Market Accelerator Program. The Iowa Go-To-Market (IowaG2M) Accelerator Program, a partnership between BioConnect Iowa, the Iowa State University Startup Factory, and VentureNet Iowa, seeks to provide follow-on support for […]

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Jill N. Link and Cassie J. Edgar Presenting at the Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference

Jill N. Link, Partner and Chair, Licensing Practice Group and Cassie J. Edgar, Partner and Chair, Regulatory Practice Group  are presenting at the Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference on March 2, 2021. The presentation titled “Best Practices for Hiring and Working with IP Counsel” will discuss how identifying and hiring IP counsel is an important […]

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Cassie J. Edgar to Participate in the USDA’s 97th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum

Cassie J. Edgar, Partner, Patent Attorney and Chair, Regulatory Practice Group at MVS will be participating in the USDA’s 97th  Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum on February 18-19, 2021. The 2021 Forum, themed “Building on Innovation: A Pathway to Resilience,” will focus on the central role science and innovation have played in helping the agricultural sector overcome […]

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Cassie J. Edgar joins the IP Committee of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Cassie J. Edgar, Member, Patent Attorney and Chair, Regulatory Practice Group at MVS has been appointed to the IP Committee for the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. The IP Committee is responsible for developing the Garden’s programmatic and business plans for curation, growth and protection of its IP. About the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden: […]

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Heidi S. Nebel and Jill N. Link participating in the ASTA Intellectual Property Rights Committee Meeting

Heidi S. Nebel, MVS Managing Member and Chair, Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group and Jill N. Link, Member and Chair, MVS Licensing Practice Group are participating in the ASTA (American Seed Trade Association) Intellectual Property Rights Committee Meeting today. The committee develops and recommends policy positions on matters related to intellectual property protection at the […]

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Charles P. Romano, Ph.D. Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

MVS is excited to announce that Charles P. Romano, Ph.D. has joined MVS as a Senior Patent Agent. Charley, who is a registered patent agent, will bring over 30 years of biotech industry experience and doctorate in biochemistry to serve clients in the biotech industry and university sectors. “Charley has worked for Monsanto and in […]

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Heidi S. Nebel and Christine Lebron-Dykeman to be the Presenters for the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance Webinar

Heidi S. Nebel, MVS Managing Member and Chair, Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Groups and Christine Lebron-Dykeman, Chair, Trademark Practice Group are the presenters for the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA) Webinar on December 10, 2020. The webinar titled “Innovation: Seeds our Future” will discuss procuring and enforcing Plant Variety Protection (PVP) rights in the […]

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Heidi S. Nebel Participating in the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo Virtual Conference

Heidi S. Nebel, MVS Managing Member and Chair, Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Groups is participating in the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo Virtual event, December 7-9, 2020. The event includes morning kick-offs featuring student presentations, the “Majors’ Crystal Ball” general session and panel discussion, Dan Basse’s annual Global Agricultural Economy Forecast […]

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