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...


National Inventors Month-Hall of Fame Inductees

May is National Inventors Month. This annual celebration was created to promote the positive image of inventors and the real contributions they give to this world. In celebration of National Inventors...


The Patents Behind Basketball

Big congratulations to the 2022 NCAA men's national champions, Kansas Jayhawks! This March Madness consider how the sport has evolved through innovations in ball design, hoops and training devices....


St. Patrick's Day IP - Irish Innovators

Ireland is known for many things: its rich culture, hospitality, food, drinks, landscape, and more. But did you know that Ireland was and is the home to quite a few famous inventors and inventions? In...


National Inventors' Day: Inventions that Revolutionized History

Our nation wouldn't be the same without the incredible inventors who have made America what it is today. National Inventors’ Day is a day to acknowledge past and present great inventors. First...


Grown with Love this Valentine's Day!

Roses have always been associated with Valentine’s Day, but who knew they were also significant in patent history? Red is the most common rose color given at Valentine’s Day, and long-stemmed...


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...