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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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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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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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