PTAB: Constitutionality and the Arthrex Decision

DeLaney Brink is a technical advisor and law clerk at Suiter Swantz IP. DeLaney received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She currently...


Getting In The Game With Football-Themed Intellectual Property

It's that time of year again! The long-awaited football season is right around the corner. Whether you're cheering on a team or just attend football parties for the snacks, intellectual property...


Back To School: History On Back-to-School Supplies

Backpacks are zipped, lunch is packed and now it’s time for your first patent history lesson of the new school year– a brief history of back-to-school supplies. As you’re gathering school...


The Bayh Dole Act and the Analysis of Patent Rights

Ben Smith is a patent attorney at Suiter Swantz IP. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of...


The Importance of the Olympic Games' Intellectual Property

From the Olympic rings to the 2020 Tokyo logo - these identifications create the unique character of the Olympic Games. People around the world associate the Olympic brand with excellence, teamwork,...


John Deere’s most successful product in the 1800s: The Sulky-Plow

What brand instantly comes to mind when thinking of U.S. Agriculture? For many, the answer is John Deere. John Deere’s history began in 1837 in Grand Detour, Illinois, when he created a highly...


Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Figures In STEM this Pride Month

As part of June's Pride Month, we're highlighting the contributions that LGBTQIA+ community members have made in the fields of STEM. Sara Josephine Baker was an American physician known for her...


The Changing Landscape of Software Protection (Google LLC v. Oracle Am. Inc.)

Shane R. Thielen is a patent attorney at Suiter Swantz IP and teaches Copyright Law at Creighton University School of Law. His course focuses primarily on the Copyright Act of 1976 and considers the...


Celebrating National Inventor's Month

The work of inventors has shaped our society, fueled our economy and improved our lives. National Inventor's Month is observed each year in May and was founded as a way to promote the positive image...


Celebrating Earth Day With Recycling Innovations

To celebrate Earth Day, we want to focus on sustainable, environmentally friendly technologies. This year, we wanted to focus on inventions related to recycling. Recycling is the top action society...


Three Reasons to Protect Your Intellectual Property

So, why should you care about protecting your intellectual property? Intellectual property (IP) often gets put on the back burner by business owners. Here at Suiter Swantz IP, we understand it can be...


Celebrating President's Day: Who Was The Only President To Hold A Patent?

In honor of President's Day, we're uncovering the only president-held invention and who is considered to be the 'Father of Invention.' Abraham Lincoln is the first, and only, president to gain...