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 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...

St. Patrick’s Day IP – Shamrock Trademark History


Before you put on that green t-shirt and pull out your Saint Patrick's Day decorations, let's take a look at two of the most notable Irish symbols and...

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...

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...

The Super Bowl: Brought to You by Intellectual Property!


As the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get ready for Super Bowl Sunday, intellectual property protections and innovations are helping...

Recognizing Wright Brothers Day and Aviation History


On Wright Brothers Day, Suiter Swantz IP commends Orville and Wilbur Wright's innovation and passion for aviation. On December 17, 1903, two brothers...

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...