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...


USPTO announces extension of timing deadlines under the CARES Act

On March 31, 2020, the USPTO announced that it would use provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), to extend the time to file certain patent and...


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....


Prosthetic

The Patent Behind the Iconic Flex-Foot Prosthetic

On October 22, 1985, medical engineer Van Phillips was granted U.S. Patent No. 4547913, for the "composite prosthetic foot and leg," under the newly founded Flex-Foot, Inc. In 1976, when Phillips was...


Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission

July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. The lunar...


Coons and Stivers Reintroduce STRONGER Patents Act of 2019

Yesterday, July 10, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019. Coons and Stivers were joined by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL),...


Patent of the Day: Job-Printing Press

On this day in 1903 Frank W. Pohl was granted the patent for Job-Printing Press.  U.S. Patent No. 730,396. This invention relates to job-printing presses, and its object is to produce a job-press...