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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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Heidi S. Nebel Receives the Prestigious Iowa Biotech Leader Award

MVS is thrilled to announce that Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Partner and Chair of the MVS Chemical and Biotechnology Practice Group, received the Iowa Biotech Leader Award for 2022 for her accomplishments and significant achievements in biotechnology. Heidi received the award during the Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference. This award is given by the Iowa […]

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Kevin M. Kercher Receives the Prestigious AUTM Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

MVS is thrilled to announce that Kevin M. Kercher received the AUTM Outstanding Service Award for his work on the AUTM Member Development Committee and Industry Task Force. He received the award during the AUTM Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Kevin was chair of a subcommittee of the Membership Development Committee (MDC) that focused on […]

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Jonathan L. Kennedy Appointed to the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Ethics

MVS is excited to announce that MVS Intellectual Property Attorney, Jonathan L. Kennedy, was appointed Associate Member to the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Ethics. What does the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Ethics do? The Committee on Ethics promotes and supports high standards of ethical conduct and integrity in the community of chemistry and […]

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Nicholas J. Krob is the 2022 Chair Elect for the LES Iowa Chapter

MVS is excited to announce that MVS Intellectual property Attorney, Nicholas J, Krob, is the 2022 Chair Elect for the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Iowa Chapter. Nick has been actively involved in LES for several years and has spoken at a number of events around the state of Iowa. He is a member of the […]

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Highly Respected Intellectual Property Attorney Kevin M. Kercher Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

MVS is excited to announce that Kevin M. Kercher, a highly experienced and successful patent attorney, has joined the firm. Kevin, who is a registered patent attorney, will be bringing his significant engineering and intellectual property experience to serve clients in a number of industry and university sectors. Kevin’s vast experience includes preparation and prosecution […]

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USPTO Creates New Programs to Provide Economic Relief During the Pandemic

Blog by Drew Hirshfeld, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO In response to a January 2021 Executive Order (EO) on economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, we established an Economic Relief Working Group (ERWG) comprised of individuals from across the USPTO to identify and […]

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