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. ...


Classic Football Patents To Celebrate The Season

The long awaited football season is upon us. Whether you're watching your team from your couch or playing your own game, Suiter Swantz IP wants to kick-off the football season by showcasing some of...


Celebrating Halloween With Candy, Costumes and Creepy Traditions

Parents and kids are scrambling to put the final touches on costumes and Jack-o'-lanterns, not to mention stocking up on candy for tonight's trick or treaters. However, over the years, the celebration...


Celebrating International Coffee Day and The Intellectual Property Behind It

Every year on International Coffee Day, millions of coffee lovers from around the world get a chance to celebrate their love and the history behind their favorite cup of joe With the average coffee...


The United States Patent and Trademark Office Fire of 1877

On this day in 1877, the United States Patent and Trademark Office caught fire. While the building was repaired, the fire remains an important part of USPTO history. The fire at the USPTO office on...


Falling Into Fall-Themed Patents

For many, the start of fall means decorating homes with bright pumpkins, watching leaves turn colors, and preparing for the cooler weather ahead. It's a season filled with changing leaves and...


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...