African American Innovators Throughout History

February is Black History Month and all of us at Suiter Swantz IP wanted to take this opportunity to take a look at some of the African American inventors, innovators, and scientists who have helped...


Italian Company Wins Trademark for "Steve Jobs"

One of the most recognized names in the world is the late Apple Co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs. He is known around the world for being on the forefront of technology by introducing Mac computers, the...


Patent of the Week: Manner of Buoying Vessels Over Shoals

On May 22, 1849, President Abraham Lincoln was granted the patent for MANNER OF BUOYING VESSELS OVER SHOALS U.S. Patent No. 6,469. This patent was designed to improve the “manner of combining...


Fun Intellectual Property Associated with Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is here again.  To most, Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love and the color red, but for many businesses, Valentine’s Day is the color of green.  In fact, Valentine’s Day...


Patent of the Week: Climbing or Trailing Rose

On August 18, 1931, Henry Bosenberg was granted the patent for CLIMBING OR TRAILING ROSE US PP1. The climbing rose or “New Dawn” was the first plant patent granted by the United States Patent and...


Be Someone's Perfect Match - Register to be a Bone Marrow Donor 2/14

Be someone's perfect match this Valentine's Day by registering to be a bone marrow donor.  Every THREE minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer like Leukemia. Thousands of patients will need a...


Patent Agents Castro and Toyama will attend 2018 AIPLA Patent Prosecution Bootcamp

Suiter Swantz IP patent agents Kazuya Toyama and Leon Castro are attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Patent Prosecution Bootcamp. This event touches on the latest...


Patent of the Week: Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers (Teflon)

On February 4, 1941, Roy J. Plunkett was granted the patent for “Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers” also known as Teflon®. U.S. Patent No. 2,230,654. Roy Plunkett worked for DuPont research...


The Army Opposes NHL’s Golden Knights Trademark

Those who follow the National Hockey League (NHL) are familiar with the league’s new expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Known for their winning inaugural season and touching tribute paid...


Patent of the Week: Brewing Beer and Ale

On January 28, 1873 Louis Pasteur was granted the patent for BREWING BEER AND ALE, U.S. Patent No. 135,245. Louis Pasteur born in Dole, France was a French chemist and microbiologist. His most notable...


Office Hours January 31 at the Brookings Office

Suiter Swantz IP will be holding office hours January 31st at our Brookings office. Feel free to send Matt an email (map@suiter.com) if you’d like to reserve a time to meet or have any questions....


Dogs Use Patent-Pending Technology to Sniff Out Bombs

In the wake of recent tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombing and the London bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena, people are on high alert when attending large events....