Vanessa Lancaster, Ph.D., Joins McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLCMay 1, 2024

MVS is excited to announce that Vanessa Lancaster, Ph.D., has joined MVS as Senior Counsel and Patent Attorney in the Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group.

Vanessa Lancaster PhD

Vanessa is a registered Patent Attorney with over 14 years’ experience prosecuting patents in all areas of the life sciences including medical and agricultural technologies such as transgenic organisms, molecular biology, plant breeding, biochemistry, and pharmaceuticals.

Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from Arizona State University. Vanessa graduated with her law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, and has been a licensed attorney since 2009.

“Vanessa brings invaluable expertise to our legal team at MVS, enriching our Biotechnology and Chemical Practice group. With her profound understanding of biochemistry, she enhances our ability to safeguard our clients’ intellectual property. We’re thrilled to welcome Vanessa aboard, confident that she will significantly benefit our clients,” said Heidi S. Nebel, Chair of the Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group.

About MVS:
McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC is Iowa’s oldest and largest boutique IP firm, helping clients protect their intellectual property rights through patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, litigation, regulatory and data privacy and cybersecurity, both domestically and internationally. MVS has attorneys skilled in all areas of technology including chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences as well mechanical, electrical, computer, industrial and aerospace engineering. Many attorneys with the firm have advanced degrees in science in addition to their law degree. MVS is excited to be celebrating its 100th Anniversary.

For more information, contact Luke Mohrhauser, Managing Partner, at 515-288-3667.

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