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

DES MOINES, Iowa (January 2, 2024) – McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC (MVS) has achieved a major milestone as it celebrates its 100th Anniversary. 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 ceaseless dedication to clients, and superior intellectual property counsel. Today, MVS continues this dedication to serving at the intersection of science and law as an internationally recognized intellectual property law firm advising clients in 160 countries. Our clients are involved in a wide range of technologies and industries, from simple to complex, and include individuals, family and small companies, venture-capital-backed startups, Fortune 500 corporations, and major global research universities utilizing sophisticated technology transfer offices.

“We are proud to be a part of the intellectual property law community and the city of Des Moines for a century and we look forward to serving our clients for the next 100 years and beyond,” stated Luke T. Mohrhauser, Managing Partner and Chair of the MVS Mechanical-Electrical Practice Group. “To our clients, thank you for trusting us. Thank you for inspiring us. Thank you for shaping our legacy. Without you, our century of excellence wouldn’t be possible.”

During our century of protecting inventors’ rights, our attorneys have filed and defended hundreds of patents that have improved lives across the globe. Our service to innovation has persisted through World Wars, the Great Depression, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, 9/11 attacks, the pandemic, and 17 presidents. Groundbreaking innovations have been made during this century, such as the invention of television, computers, the internet, electronic circuits, penicillin, vaccines, gene editing, space travel, and so much more. As we celebrate 100 years of service, we continue to represent our clients and their groundbreaking discoveries.

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