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' 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...


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...


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...


Google v Oracle

Google v. Oracle: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Google and API Developers

After a decade-long legal battle between Google and Oracle, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Google - marking a win for the future of software. In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court decided that...