Judicial constructions of “public use” prior to the America Invents Act (AIA) likely apply to “public use”

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...


Fun in the Sun - Summer Patents!

What do you think of when you think of summer?  We've found a few summer inventions that are staples in most people's summertime experiences!   Flip Flops - Patent No. 2012/0079739 A1 Flip flops...


Intellectual Property And Their Role In Olympic Games

The intellectual property system, and trademarks in particular, play a pivotal role in safeguarding the unique character of the Olympic Games and their identifications, including the Olympic...


2022 Copyright Supreme Court Case to Watch: Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P.

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...


Inventions Made by Kids

Kids can be incredibly creative and inventive – and some even see their extensive ideas develop into amazing business opportunities as well. These children turned their frustrations, mistakes and...


Foreign Filing Requirements in Significant Markets

Jeff Bernard 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...


Best Time of Year for Holiday Patent Cheer!

Season’s Greetings and Holiday Inventions It’s the time of year to celebrate — so let’s celebrate innovation! Many inventors have done their best to make the holidays bright, and here are a...


Thanksgiving...a Time to be Thankful for Innovation

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and soon millions of people across the United States will be gathering with family, friends, and other loved ones to share a meal and make new memories. Check...


Calling an Audible on the NCAA’s Name, Image, and Likeness Policy

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. The NCAA has always believed...


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...