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Intellectual Property and Fitbit v. Jawbone


On Thursday April 29th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) invalidated a number of Jawbone patents, which have been the subject of the...

House Passes Trade Secrets Act


On April 27, 2016, by a vote of 410-2, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). In a...

Yosemite Park Trademark Controversy


Yosemite National Park has gorgeous vistas; the largest waterfall in North America; and landmark destinations known for decades as the Ahwahnee Hotel,...

Offensive Trademarks and the Supreme Court


On Tuesday April 25th, a federal appeals court ruled that a federal law barring the registration of “offensive” trademarks is an unconstitutional...

Plagiarism Accusations and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics


Seven months ago the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics released their logo for the games, but had to quickly revamp it as they were accused of...

U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in On Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceedings


Oral arguments for Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee were heard by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Monday April 25, 2016. One of the...

Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee


On Monday, April 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee. One of the most...

NMotion 2016 Cohort


Suiter Swantz IP would like to congratulate the members of the 2016 NMotion cohort.  Suiter Swantz IP will once again serve as a sponsor for NMotion...

New Faces at Suiter Swantz IP


We are very excited to announce the addition of two new patent agents, Troy Anderson and Kazuya Toyama. Troy holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Optics from...

Smartphone Wars Apple v. Samsung


Since 2009, millions of dollars have been spent worldwide on litigating smartphone-related patent infringement cases in the “Smartphone Patent...

Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday


  Today is the birthday of Thomas Jefferson.  While Thomas Jefferson is best known as the third president of the United States, one of the...

Hashtags

Companies Increasingly Trademark Hashtags


By: Jack Marshall -  The Wall Street Journal Companies are increasingly trying to “join the conversation” with consumers on social media services...

9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World


By: Carolyn Sun - Entrepreneur For an invention to leave a significant mark on history, it’s impact needs to be major. Understandably, it doesn’t...

9 Reasons Your Start-Up Needs Patents


  By James Cleary and Robert T.S. Latta 1.  Patents Get Venture Capital. Venture capitalists want to see patents.  67% of venture-backed...

Protect Your Genius: 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes That Can Doom Your Startup


business.com - March 9, 2016 — Posted By Robert Klinck Startups are the engine that drives innovation in the United States. These businesses...

Presentation – Patent Prosecution Ethics and Conflicts


Click below to take a look at this great presentation that our own Chad Swantz gave back in January. Click to view presentation

International Women’s Day: A Look at Women Inventors


A Look at Women Inventors Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate all the achievements, small or large, women have accomplished. We...

How Mark Twain’s ghost almost set off the copyright battle of the century


by Parker Higgins | FUSION Early rumors of his death may have been grossly exaggerated, but eventually death did come for Mark Twain. For most...

For Your Eyes Only: Protecting The IP Rights of #FoodPorn


By: Meagan Elise Vianello | Valparaiso University Law School The newest trend gaining popularity in the world of social media is amateur food...

Patent searches are always a good idea, even if your invention is not on the market


By Gene Quinn IP Watchdog I frequently hear inventors ask why they need a patent search. Frequently the question will proceed: I’ve done a search...