Patent History: REPOSITIONAL PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE SHEET MATERIAL (Post-it Notes)


On March 16, 1993, Arthur Fry was granted the patent for REPOSITIONAL PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE SHEET MATERIAL, U.S. Patent No. 5,194,299. Dr....

Nike Sues Puma for Patent Infringement


Nike, the Oregon based sportswear company, is the largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Nike was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon...

Patent History: Electronic Keyboard Musical Instrument


On July 26, 1994, Prince R. Nelson was granted the design patent for PORTABLE, ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, U.S. Patent No. D349, 127...

Matt Poulsen on Panel for Research Patent and Trademark Information: Essential Information You Need to Protect Your IP


Matt Poulsen of Suiter Swantz IP will be part of a panel for the program: Research Patent and Trademark Information: Essential Information You Need to...

Issuance of the 10 Millionth Patent Nears


It has been over 225 years since the first patent was issued. Samuel Hopkins was granted the first patent in the United States on July 31, 1790, for...

Office Hours June 28 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 June 28th....

Berkheimer v. HP Inc.


On February 8, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued a decision, which addressed issues related to patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. See...

Rap Icon Dr. Dre Loses Trademark Battle Against Dr. Drai, OB/GYN


Dr. Dre, the rapper, producer, creator of Beats headphones, and discoverer of famous rap artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent, was recently...

May 25, 2018, The Release of Solo: A Star Wars Story


Today, May 25, 2018, is the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo: A Star Wars Story is an installment of the Star Wars franchise which kicked off...

Patent History: Toy Building Brick (LEGO)


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

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USPTO Director Andrei Iancu Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Oversight of USPTO


On Wednesday, April 18th, Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) appeared at the Senate Judiciary...

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Court Finds Animals Do Not Have Legal Capacity to Hold a Copyright Claim


The Ninth Circuit wasn’t “monkeying around” when they handed out their decision in the famous monkey selfie copyright lawsuit.  The selfie saga...

Patent History: Velvet Type Fabric and Method of Producing Same


On September 13, 1955, George de Mestral was granted the patent for VELVET TYPE FABRIC AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME (Velcro®), U.S. Patent No....

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Waymo and Uber Settle Trade Secrets Dispute


One of the most contentious legal battles over self-driving car technology between Uber and Waymo has finally come to an end. We previously wrote...

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Can Embedding an Image in a Social Media Post be Copyright Infringement?


In 2016, Justin Goldman took a picture of New England Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady, walking with the president and manager of the Boston...

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Amazon Files Patent Application on Technology That Could Analyze Conversations


By now, everyone is familiar with Amazon Alexa and other voice command-based technologies.   These technologies typically require a user to address...

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LeBron James Accuses the University of Alabama of Copyright Infringement


Star of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, is not pleased with the University of Alabama’s latest endeavor. Recently, the University of...

Office Hours May 24 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 May 24th....

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World IP Day


Today is World IP Day and this year’s theme is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.” The United States Patent and Trademark...

Supreme Court Rules AIA Reviews are Constitutional


Inter Partes Review On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two opinions pertaining to inter partes review (IPR); a relatively new mechanism...