First U.S. Patent Issued Today In 1790

On July 31, 1790, Samuel Hopkins was granted the first U.S. patent when he created a better way to make potash, a versatile chemical used in American exports. Potash is an impure form of potassium...


Independence Day Innovation

Independence Day Innovations

We’re all familiar with the typical fanfare that unfolds on the Fourth of July—barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks, and all things grilled and chilled. To kick off the summer celebration, we...


Pride Month

To Celebrate Pride Month, Suiter Swantz IP Is Highlighting LGBTQ+ Inventors

As part of June's Pride Month, we're taking a look at some of the most notable contributions and inventions from the LGBTQ+ community. In celebration of these lives and achievements, here are six...


International Women in Engineering Day

Celebrating International Women In Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers around the world. The science of engineering has been responsible for countless developments, many of...


5 Fun In The Sun Patents

Whether you're cooling down with some trademarked treats or barbecuing with a patented grill, this season you're bound to be surrounded by summer-themed intellectual property (IP). Summer is a season...


St. Patrick’s Day themed Intellectual Property

Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us at Suiter Swantz IP! March 17th is the day many clothe themselves in green, pinch those who aren't, eat corned beef and cabbage and drink a questionable yet...


Patents Issued on Leap Day

2020 is a leap year, which means we get to enjoy a whole extra day of February, and people born on February 29 finally can celebrate their birthday. Every four years, we add a Leap Day to the calendar...


Valentine's Day Intellectual Property

Happy Valentine's Day from Suiter Swantz IP!

Whether you're celebrating the holiday with a loved one, yourself, or a friend, we can all get some enjoyment from the various pieces of popular intellectual property associated with Valentine's Day....


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Apple Pay Accused of Violating Patents

In a lawsuit filed in a Federal District Court in Delaware, Apple and Visa have been accused of violating four patents of Universal Secure Registry, a small Boston company, through the launch of Apple...


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Uber and Lyft Sued for Patent Infringement over 18-year-old Patent

Los Angeles based Hailo Technologies LLC, which also operates under the name Bring, has sued both Uber and Lyft separately over alleged patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,973,619, entitled...


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Claims to Graphic User Interface Upheld by Court as Relating to Eligible § 101 Subject Matter

On January 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a non-precedential opinion in Trading Technologies International, Inc. v. CQG, Inc. The CAFC affirmed the...


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Supreme Court Ruling on Impression Products and Patent Exhaustion

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.; a case pertaining to the resale of a patented product. The Federal Circuit had ruled that a US...