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...

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...

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...

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...

International Women in Engineering Day

Celebrating International Women In Engineering Day


International Women in Engineering Day celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers around the world. The science of engineering has...

5 Fun In The Sun Patents


Whether you're cooling down with some trademarked treats or barbecuing with a patented grill, this season you're bound to be surrounded by...

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...

St. Patrick’s Day themed Intellectual Property


Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us at Suiter Swantz IP! March 17th is the day many clothe themselves in green, pinch those who aren't, eat corned...

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....

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...

USPTO Releases Update to 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance


On October 17, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released an update to the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility...

National Coffee Day

Celebrating National Coffee Day and the Role of Intellectual Property in the Coffee Industry


Today is National Coffee Day! Over 50 percent of the American population consumes coffee, with the average coffee drinker drinking 3.1 cups of coffee,...

Is the Ruling by the Supreme Court in Iancu v. Brunetti “FUCT” Up?


Is the Ruling by the Supreme Court in Iancu v. Brunetti “FUCT” Up? In 1990, Erik Brunetti (Brunetti) started the street-wear brand FUCT,...

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...

Lawmakers Release Framework on Section 101 Patent Reform


On April 17, 2019, a bipartisan, bicameral framework for statutory reform of 35 U.S.C. § 101 was released by several members of the U.S. Congress....

World IP Day 2019: IP and Sports


Today, April 26th, 2019 marks the 19th annual World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Each year, IP offices, inventors, enterprises, and students are...