Suiter Swantz IP is an Intellectual Property Law Firm Providing World-Class Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Services

Our patent attorneys and trademark attorneys represent a wide array of clients ranging from startups and individual inventors to multi-billion dollar corporations.

With over 100 years of combined experience, Suiter Swantz IP is one of the oldest and most experienced patent law firms in the region.  We have obtained approximately 3,000 patents and 700 trademarks on behalf of our clients.

Based in Omaha, NE, Suiter Swantz IP works with clients from across the United States and around the world, including all of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota

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We specialize in navigating the complex patent process

Companies trust Suiter Swantz IP to guide them through the complex landscape of intellectual property procurement and protection due to our technical depth and breadth of legal experience.  Our clients rely on us for patent, trademark and copyright counseling, intellectual property litigation and litigation support, and a variety of other intellectual property needs.

SEE THE PATENT PROCESS

Our patent attorneys focus on building value for our clients

Suiter Swantz IP has a proven track record of efficiently transforming our clients’ inventions and innovation into assets that they can use. While providing world-class intellectual property representation, every patent lawyer at Suiter Swantz IP focuses on maximizing the value of our clients’ intellectual property and minimizing associated costs.

Meet Our Team

OUR SERVICES

Patents

We specialize in patent procurement and portfolio development  to protect your innovation.

Trademarks

Our attorneys work with you to secure registered trademark rights to protect your brand.

Copyrights

We protect your creative and non-functional works with copyright registration and enforcement.

Litigation

We enforce and defend your intellectual property in state, federal, and administrative courts.

Analysis

Our patent attorneys are experts at patentability, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence analysis.

Startups

We understand startups and provide them early stage intellectual property guidance and protection.

MEET THE TEAM

Sean Patrick Suiter

Owner and Patent Attorney

Sean Patrick Suiter is a patent attorney, founder, and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Sean holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature, Chemistry and Physics from Creighton University and the University of Nebraska, respectively. Sean received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University Law School.

Chad W. Swantz

Owner and Patent Attorney

Chad W. Swantz is a patent attorney and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Chad graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Nebraska College of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Scot M. Ringenberg

Owner and Patent Attorney

Scot M. Ringenberg is a patent attorney and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Scot received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Matt A. Poulsen

Owner and Patent Attorney

Matt Poulsen is a patent attorney and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Matt obtained his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in physics from the University of Nebraska and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law, graduating with distinction.

Troy P. Anderson

Patent Attorney

Troy P. Anderson is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Troy holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Optics from the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida, as well as a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Troy received his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Jeffrey S. Bernard

Patent Attorney

Jeffrey Bernard is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Jeff graduated with honors from Virginia Tech, receiving his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Jeff received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.

Jason G. Glanzer

Patent Attorney

Jason Glanzer is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Jason obtained his B.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law with emphasis on intellectual property and health law.

Nicholas R. Grennan

Patent Attorney

Nicholas R. Grennan is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Nick received his engineering degree from Cornell University with a major in Operations Research & Information Engineering. Nick received his Juris Doctor with honors from the Creighton University School of Law.

Jon S. Horneber

Patent Attorney

Jon S. Horneber is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Jon holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jon received his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Patrick M Kennedy

Patrick M. Kennedy

Patent Attorney

Patrick Kennedy is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Patrick received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Andy Kruse

Patent Attorney

Andy is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Andy received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He earned his Juris Doctor, with a concentration in patent, space, and telecom law from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Eric M. Newhouse

Patent Attorney

Eric M. Newhouse is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Eric graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota, receiving his B.S. in Computer Science. He received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law, graduating with honors and a concentration in litigation.

Elizabeth A. Schultz

Patent Attorney

Elizabeth Schultz is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Elizabeth received her B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Business Administration from Creighton University and her Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law.

Shane R. Thielen

Patent Attorney

Shane R. Thielen is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Shane received a B.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received a Juris Doctor, with honors, from Creighton University School of Law,

Ben J. Smith

Attorney

Ben J. Smith is an attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Ben received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Raed N Enany

Raed N. Enany

Patent Agent

Raed N. Enany is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Raed holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University and is currently enrolled in Oregon State University's B.S. in Computer Science program.

Ashley E Holland

Ashley E. Holland

Technical Advisor and Law Clerk

Ashley Holland is a technical advisor and law clerk at Suiter Swantz IP. Ashley received her B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Physics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jonah Clark

Jonah A. Clark

Technical Advisor and Law Clerk

Jonah Clark is a technical advisor and law clerk at Suiter Swantz IP. Jonah received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and minor in Business from Iowa State University.

Patrice B. Sokolowski

Executive Assistant

Patrice Sokolowski joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2008 as an executive assistant for the Firm. Patrice has a B.S. in Special Education from Creighton University and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut.

Lori A. Noack

Accounting Manager

Lori Noack joined Suiter Swantz IP as the accounting manager for the firm in 2019. Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

Shelley Casey

Shelley J. Casey

Accounting Assistant

Shelley Casey joined Suiter Swantz IP as an accounting assistant for the firm in 2020. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Upper Iowa University.

Allyssa M. Hynes

Marketing Manager

Allyssa Hynes is the Marketing Manager at Suiter Swantz IP. Allyssa received her Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising and Public Relations and Political Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Grace K. Bradford

Marketing Coordinator

Grace Bradford is a Marketing Coordinator at Suiter Swantz IP. Grace has a Bachelor of Journalism in Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Stephanie R. Swanson

Paralegal Manager

Stephanie Swanson is the Paralegal Manager at Suiter Swantz IP. Stephanie joined the firm in 2009 and has a B.S. in Geography from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.

Laura J. Blair

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Laura Blair joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2018 as an intellectual property paralegal for the Firm. Laura brings over 37 years of intellectual property experience to the Firm.

Jenny A. Kathman

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Jenny Kathman joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2019 as an Intellectual Property Paralegal. She brings over 14 years of intellectual property experience to the firm, specializing in patent prosecution.