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

Des Moines, Iowa, April 24, 2020 — Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, has re-appointed Heidi S. Nebel, Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney, Managing Member, and Chair of the Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group at McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, to continue her service on the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Board. Heidi’s first meeting of the new […]

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2020 Hottest Patents on Plastic Waste and Recycling for CHZ Technologies

Congratulations to our client, CHZ Technologies, for having one of the “2020 Hottest Patents and Literature on Plastic Waste and Recycling” for their patent on multistage thermolysis methods for safe and efficient conversion of waste sources to electricity, clean fuel, and other resellable products. (US Patent 10,538,707). This list was chosen by experts in the […]

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McKee, Voorhees & Sease Providing Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis

Des Moines, Iowa, April 3, 2020 – As all of us in Iowa are dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak, MVS is joining in to help those affected by this crisis and show our appreciation to our healthcare workers while supporting our local businesses. Several of our attorneys are volunteering to staff the hotline created by […]

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Heidi S. Nebel Elected to the AUTM Board of Directors – AUTM Chair and Newly Elected Board Members Take Office

Des Moines, Iowa, March 25, 2020 — The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), a global non-profit whose members support the commercialization of academic research through intellectual property protection, start-up formation and industry-academia collaborations, has elected Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Member of MVS, to its Board of Directors. Heidi is an Intellectual Property attorney with […]

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AUTM Chair, Newly Elected Board Members Take Office

Washington, DC – March 20, 2020 — AUTM, a global non-profit whose members support the  commercialization of academic research through intellectual property protection, start-up formation and industry-academia collaborations, has welcomed its new Chair, Marc Sedam, the Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures at the University of New Hampshire; and Managing Director of UNHInnovation. Sedam, […]

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MVS Working Remotely

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, is closing its physical office to ensure the health and well-being of our employees. Employees are operating remotely, and it will be business as usual in providing our clients with the outstanding service and legal counsel they have come to expect from MVS. If you have any questions, please contact us […]

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The Most Notable Unnotable Intellectual Property Licensing Cases of 2019 (Live Webinar)

As all legal professionals are well aware, details matter. This is particularly true in the world of intellectual property licensing, where small mistakes can have big consequences. In this webinar, we will look at a number of important, yet perhaps overlooked, court cases from the past year demonstrating just how important diligence in the drafting […]

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Intellectual Property Attorney Glenn Johnson Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease PLC

Des Moines, Iowa, January 27, 2020 – MVS is excited to announce that Glenn Johnson, a highly experienced and successful litigator, has joined the firm. Glenn, who is a registered patent attorney with an undergraduate background in biology and chemistry, will build on the long tradition of litigation experience and expertise that has been the […]

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