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MVS WINS $3 MILLION VERDICT

On December 20, 2001, aFederal Court jury in NewYork City rendered a favorableverdict finding ourclient, William T. Pordy andCarberry Corporation’s patentvalid and willfully infringedby Land O’Lakes, awarding atotal of $3,000,000 whichincluded a verdict findingthat Land O’Lakes willfullyinfringed our client’s patent.Our client’s patent covered afat-free Half & Half coffeecreamer, and Land O’Lakes’product, Gourmet Fat-FreeHalf & Half, […]

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OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

As the New Year begins so does a new era at our firm. Our resolution this year is to increase the degree of communication we have with our clients by providing noteworthy information about the firm and about the changes in intellectual property law that we think have some bearing on your day to day […]

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UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT VICTORY

On December 10, our firmreceived a favorable decisionfrom the United StatesSupreme Court in an opinionheralded by many as the highcourt’s broad affirmation ofthe wide breadth and scopeof patentable subject matterunder 35. U.S.C. section 101.The case, in which we representedPioneer Hi-BredInternational, a DuPontcorporation, involved thepatentability of plants underthe patent statute.Pioneer sued J.E.M. AgSupply, who was alleged […]

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WATCH FOR OUR NEW LOOK!

This past summer MVSengaged the services of amarketing firm to help usserve you better. As many ofyou know, we’ve been conductingsome client researchto determine how we cancontinue to exceed ourclients’ expectations. Thisnewsletter is just one of manyinsights that came from yourcandid comments.Over the next few months,you’re going to begin to seethe fruits of our efforts.Probably […]

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With The Click Of A Mouse

Did you knowthat as a client of MVS, you could access the status of your portfolio of trademarks or patents on the secure MVS web site?If you would like to know more about this innovative service, please give your attorney a call and we will tell you more about it.

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John McCune named President of Alumni Board of Directors

John McCune, Legal Administrator for Zarley, McKee, Thomte, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. was recently named President of the Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Board of Directors. As President, his duties include organizing and establishing Alumni chapters in major midwest cities.John is a 1973 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, receiving a Bachelor of Administration degree […]

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Litigation specialist hired

Ronald M. Sotak, formerly a partner at the firm of Newbrough, Johnston, Brewer, Maddux and Sotak in Ames, Iowa has joined the firm as a lateral hire. Ron comes to our firm as a seasoned trial attorney, with 10 years of litigation experience and over 200 cases tried. Before joining the Newbrough law firm Ron […]

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U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR FESTO

On June 18, the U.S. Supreme court granted certiorari to hear CFX Fest Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Co. (

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UPDATE ON .BIZ AND .INFO DOMAINS

There is now new information available concerning the new .BIZ and .INFO domain names. The startup registration procedures for the .BIZ and .INFO domain names provide certain opportunities for trademark owners in procuring .BIZ or .INFO domain names corresponding to trademarks and in providing notification to prospective domain name registrants of trademark owner

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TRADEMARK OWNERS CAN ACT NOW TO PROTECT RIGHTS BEFORE DOT-BIZ AND DOT-INFO DOMAIN NAMES REGISTERED TO OTHERS

Recently the .biz and .info top-level domain names have been approved. This creates new risks for trademark owners who should act now to protect trademarks against potential cybersquatters or other users. Trademark holders must act before July 9, 2001 to avail themselves of the fullest protection from third parties that may register .biz domain names […]

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