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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

PTAB: Constitutionality and the Arthrex Decision


DeLaney Brink is a technical advisor and law clerk at Suiter Swantz IP. DeLaney received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics from the...

Getting In The Game With Football-Themed Intellectual Property


It's that time of year again! The long-awaited football season is right around the corner. Whether you're cheering on a team or just attend football...

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...

The Bayh Dole Act and the Analysis of Patent Rights


Ben Smith is a patent attorney at Suiter Swantz IP. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Celebrating National Inventor’s Month


The work of inventors has shaped our society, fueled our economy and improved our lives. National Inventor's Month is observed each year in May and...

Celebrating Earth Day With Recycling Innovations


To celebrate Earth Day, we want to focus on sustainable, environmentally friendly technologies. This year, we wanted to focus on inventions related to...

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....

Three Reasons to Protect Your Intellectual Property


So, why should you care about protecting your intellectual property? Intellectual property (IP) often gets put on the back burner by business owners....

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...

Love Is Patent, Love Is Kind: Our Favorite Patents For Valentine’s Day


Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or avoid it, we can all get some enjoyment from the various pieces of popular intellectual property associated...

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...