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 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...


St. Patrick's Day IP - Shamrock Trademark History

Before you put on that green t-shirt and pull out your Saint Patrick's Day decorations, let's take a look at two of the most notable Irish symbols and how they're protected. What started as a...


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...


Black Inventors

Celebrating Black Pioneers in Science this Black History Month

American innovation is rich with the contributions and influence of many Black inventors and STEM professionals. Get to know these notable Black inventors, pioneers and their technological and social...


The Super Bowl: Brought to You by Intellectual Property!

As the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get ready for Super Bowl Sunday, intellectual property protections and innovations are helping to make the event exciting and successful. From...


Recognizing Wright Brothers Day and Aviation History

On Wright Brothers Day, Suiter Swantz IP commends Orville and Wilbur Wright's innovation and passion for aviation. On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio changed the course of history...


History of the Guitar: Electric to Acoustic, Van Halen to Fender

Music is a vital part of our cultural expression, and perhaps no musical instrument has shaped the development of music as much as the guitar. From acoustic to electric, the guitar has gone through...


Granville Woods' Railway Telegraphy Patent No. 373,383

As a trailblazing inventor, Granville Woods set out to develop the railroad telegraph. This device transmitted messages through static electricity between moving trains. His invention made it possible...


Ways To Celebrate and Observe National STEM Day

Today we celebrate National STEM Day, a national holiday reserved to encourage kids and individuals of all ages to identify their passions in the world of science, technology, engineering, and math. ...