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McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

Community Partner

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC (MVS) is an Intellectual Property (IP) Boutique law firm located in Des Moines, Iowa and founded in 1924. MVS offers a full range of IP services for advising clients and obtaining and enforcing their IP rights. Areas of expertise include patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, licensing, media & entertainment law, regulatory law, data privacy and cybersecurity and litigation.

The MVS team includes 20 attorneys and two Ph.D. patent agents. Most of our attorneys have advanced degrees in their field of expertise. We have experience preparing, filing, prosecuting, and maintaining patent applications in the United States and in more than 160 countries around the world for small businesses, venture-capital backed start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. University work is a strong focus of the Firm as we currently represent over 40 academic institutions and research foundations, and have a 30-year history of Board service and participation in the AUTM organization.

MVS serves a number of industries including agbiotech; agricultural machinery; plant breeding; animal health; academic research and technology transfer; advanced manufacturing; chemistry, material sciences and nanotechnology; construction and infrastructure; consumer products and technology; copyright, media, entertainment and branding; food and beverage technologies; lighting; medical devices; and pharma and nutraceuticals.