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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thomas Edison’s Electric Vote Recorder


On June 1, 1869, Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the Electric Vote Recorder, U.S. Patent No. 90,646.  While he is known for inventing the...

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...

U.S. Patent Calendar 2020

Suiter Swantz IP 2020 U.S. Patent Calendar


Every holiday season, we enjoy creating a U.S. Patent Calendar that we send to our clients and friends of the firm. This year, we’ve also put...

5 Inventions to Celebrate the Holidays


https://suiter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Holiday-video-1.mp4 It's the most wonderful time of the year! To celebrate Christmas approaching, take...

The Patent Behind the LEGO “Toy Building Brick”


On October 24, 1961, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen was granted the patent for the LEGO TOY BUILDING BRICK, U.S. Patent No. 3,005,282. Sixty years ago,...