Protecting Innovation at Every Level

Protecting Innovation at Every Level

SUITER SWANTZ IP is an Intellectual Property Law Firm providing superior worldwide protection for your patent, trademark, and copyright needs. For over two decades, Suiter Swantz has represented a diverse range of clients  from startups and individual inventors to multi-billion dollar corporations.


As the most experienced intellectual property firm in the region, Suiter Swantz IP has obtained over 3,000 patents and approximately 700 trademarks on behalf of our clients. Our patent practitioners strive to minimize cost, while maximizing value for our clients.


Patents are used to protect your innovation and encompass a variety of technologies such as mechanical and electrical devices, processes, software, compositions of matter, altered genetic sequences, product designs, and plants.


Trademarks are used to identify your goods and services and are critical in securing your brand identity and are used to protect subject matter such as your company name, logo, slogan, and trade dress.


Copyrights are used to protect various creative intellectual works and are used to protect non-functional creations such as writings, artwork, records, the artistic design of a user interface, and software code.

Meet the Team

Sean Patrick Suiter
Sean Patrick Suiter Owner and Patent Attorney
Chad W. Swantz Owner and Patent Attorney
Scot Ringenberg
Scot M. Ringenberg Owner and Patent Attorney
Matt Poulsen
Matt A. Poulsen Owner and Patent Attorney
Troy P. Anderson Patent Agent
Dallin B. Call
Dallin B. Call patent attorney
Nick Grennan
Nicholas Grennan patent attorney
Jon S. Horneber Patent Agent
Andy Kruse
Andy Kruse patent attorney
Miao Liu
Miao Liu patent agent
Eric M. Newhouse
Eric M. Newhouse patent attorney
Shane R. Thielen
Shane R. Thielen patent attorney
Kazuya Toyama Patent Agent
Melanie McCain
Melanie Baker McCain Accounting Manager
Penny L. Batholomew
Penny L. Bartholomew Director of Paralegal Services
Emily Benke
Emily I. Benke Marketing Coordinator & Intellectual Property Assistant
Terri L. Peetz
Terri L. Peetz Paralegal, ACP
Patrice B. Sokolowski
Patrice B. Sokolowski Executive Assistant
Stephanie Swanson
Stephanie Swanson Paralegal
Kelly Tanzer
Kelly R. Tanzer Paralegal, CP