Exciting News from the USDA Announced Today for US Plant Breeders

By Heidi Sease Nebel

The United States’ implementation of UPOV’s Plant Breeders Rights is singularly unique in the world, in that it does not require field trials and testing results.  An applicant’s representations as to Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability, are accepted without confirmation in a US application for Plant Breeders Rights, or PVP.  When filing for analogous Plant Breeders […]

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Cool Iowa Products Competition

By Kirk M. Hartung

COOLEST THINGS MADE IN IOWA MVS is celebrating our 100 year anniversary, and Iowa inventors have been making great inventions in a wide variety of technologies and industries for all of these decades.  Some examples of Iowa related inventions that changed the world include the first gasoline powered tractor invented in Waterloo by John Froelich […]

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McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC (MVS) Celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2024


The Firm started in July 1924 when Talbert Dick began his patent law practice at the Hippee Building (now known as the Surety Hotel) in downtown Des Moines. After his service as a World War I pilot, he chose to live and practice law in Des Moines. This patent law practice grew because of Dick’s […]

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