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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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Heidi Nebel Meets with Biden Harris Transition Team for Department of Commerce

Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Member of McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC (MVS), and recently elected Board of Directors Member for AUTM, is meeting with the Biden Harris transition team that oversees the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The transition team includes a review committee for the Department of Commerce and has reached out […]

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Jill N. Link Participating in the ChIPs Global 2020 Virtual Summit

Jill Link, Member and Chairwoman of the MVS Licensing Practice Group, will be participating in the ChIPs (Chiefs of Intellectual Property) Global 2020 ‘Hear Us Roar’ Virtual Summit from November 4 – 6, 2020. This is a leading global forum facilitating women to women exchange on topics and speakers that will delve into some of […]

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Jill N. Link Participating in the WIPL Virtual Summit

Jill Link, Member and Chairwoman of the MVS Licensing Practice Group, will be participating in the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Virtual Summit from October 26 – 30, 2020. This is a leading global forum facilitating women to women exchange on leadership and legal issues. The event is designed to arm attendees with […]

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MVS is Proud to Support the Mark S. Cady Day of Public Service

The Cady Day of Public Service brings together the state of Iowa’s legal community to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady and his commitment to public service, access to justice, and civil rights. October 23rd has been designated for this event and MVS is […]

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