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Suiter Swantz IP Attorneys to Attend the AIPLA's 2018 Spring Meeting

Suiter Swantz IP attorneys Matt Poulsen and Faisal Abou-Nassr will attend this year’s American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Spring Meeting, May 15 – 17 in Seattle, Washington....


USPTO Director Iancu Wants to Change the Current Patent Dialogue

Andrei Iancu, director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Patent Policy Conference on April 11th. In his speech he noted that patents are...


CAFC Grants Stay to St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Sovereign Immunity Case

On Wednesday March 28, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) granted the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe a stay. The motion for the stay pertains to the inter partes review...


Patent of the Week: Spatial Logical Toy (Rubik's Cube)

On March 29, 1983, Ernö Rubik was granted the patent for SPATIAL LOGICAL TOY, U.S. Patent No. 4,378,116. The spatial logic toy, known today as the Rubik’s Cube, was first introduced in 1974 in...


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BlackBerry Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement

Close to a decade ago BlackBerry was one of the most popular mobile phone providers. BlackBerrys were known for their signature rollerball, keyboard, and BlackBerry messenger (BBM); functions diehard...


Patent of the Week: Method and System for Placing a Purchase Order Via a Communication Network

On September 28, 1999, inventors Peri Hartman, Jeffrey P. Bezos, Shel Kaphan, and Joel Speigel were granted the patent for METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLACING A PURCHASE ORDER VIA A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK,...


STRONGER Patents Act Introduced in House

On March 22, 2018, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act into...


Office Hours April 11 at the Brookings, SD Office

Suiter Swantz IP will hold office hours at our Brookings, SD satellite office located in the South Dakota State University Research Park on April 11th. Feel free to send Matt Poulsen an email...


Matt Poulsen to Judge New Venture Competition

Suiter Swantz IP attorney Matt Poulsen will serve as a judge at the 2018 UNL New Venture Competition held April 3 -4 at the Nebraska Union. The New Venture Competition is a celebration of...


Patent of the Week: Flaked Cereals and Process of Preparing the Same (Corn Flakes)

On April 14, 1896, John Harvey Kellogg was granted the patent for FLAKED CEREALS AND PROCESS OF PREPARING THE SAME, U.S. Patent No. 558,393. Cereal is one of those inventions that was discovered by...


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Guidance for Functional Language in Apparatus Claims to Avoid Indefiniteness

On October, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential opinion in Mastermine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.  The CAFC reversed the indefiniteness...


Tinder Swipes Left by Suing Bumble

Gone are the days of meeting people “the old-fashioned way.” Online dating has now become the preferred choice of many for meeting people. With such a highly competitive market, it is unsurprising...