Judicial constructions of “public use” prior to the America Invents Act (AIA) likely apply to “public use”


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...

Fun in the Sun – Summer Patents!


What do you think of when you think of summer?  We've found a few summer inventions that are staples in most people's summertime experiences!  ...

National Inventors Month-Hall of Fame Inductees


May is National Inventors Month. This annual celebration was created to promote the positive image of inventors and the real contributions they give...

The Patents Behind Basketball


Big congratulations to the 2022 NCAA men's national champions, Kansas Jayhawks! This March Madness consider how the sport has evolved through...

St. Patrick’s Day IP – Irish Innovators


Ireland is known for many things: its rich culture, hospitality, food, drinks, landscape, and more. But did you know that Ireland was and is the home...

National Inventors’ Day: Inventions that Revolutionized History


Our nation wouldn't be the same without the incredible inventors who have made America what it is today. National Inventors’ Day is a day to...

Grown with Love this Valentine’s Day!


Roses have always been associated with Valentine’s Day, but who knew they were also significant in patent history? Red is the most common rose color...

Intellectual Property And Their Role In Olympic Games


The intellectual property system, and trademarks in particular, play a pivotal role in safeguarding the unique character of the Olympic Games and...

2022 Copyright Supreme Court Case to Watch: Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P.


Elizabeth Schultz is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Elizabeth received her B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Business Administration from...

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...