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...

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...

World Science Day for Peace and Development


Suiter Swantz IP celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development. Today we observe the significant role of science in society and the need to...

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...

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...

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...

Gearing Up For Halloween With Some Wacky Halloween Inventions


It’s that time of year again when ghosts and ghouls go bump in the night and trick or treaters hunt for candy and costumes. While Intellectual...

Sean Suiter Teaching Patent Law Course at Creighton University School of Law


Suiter Swantz IP Co-Owner and Patent Attorney, Sean Patrick Suiter, is teaching Patent Law at Creighton University School of Law during the 2020 fall...

USPTO v. Booking.com – Booking.com Argues Against “Generic” Trademark Registration


Booking.com argues against “generic” trademark registration In a ruling by the Supreme Court in July, United States Patent and Trademark Office...

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...

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...

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...

Suiter Swantz IP Adds Three New Attorneys


Suiter Swantz IP is thrilled to announce the addition of three new attorneys to their legal team. Patent attorneys Troy Anderson and Elizabeth Foley...

Can a Large Patent Portfolio Violate the Sherman Antitrust Act?


Can a Large Patent Portfolio Violate the Sherman Antitrust Act? In a recent federal case, AbbVie Inc. successfully defended a claim for antitrust...

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...

Suiter Swantz IP Welcomes Patent Attorney Jeff Bernard


Jeffrey Bernard joins Suiter Swantz IP as a patent attorney. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State...

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...

Suiter Swantz IP Welcomes Accounting Assistant Shelley Casey


Shelley Casey joins Suiter Swantz IP as an accounting assistant. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Upper Iowa University....

Can the Department of the Air Force and Netflix each have marks for the term “Space Force”?


Can the Department of the Air Force and Netflix each have marks for the term "Space Force"? It is said that life imitates art far more than art...

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...