Suiter Swantz IP is an Intellectual Property Law Firm Providing World-Class Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Services

Our patent attorneys and trademark attorneys represent a wide array of clients ranging from startups and individual inventors to multi-billion dollar corporations.

With over 100 years of combined experience, Suiter Swantz IP is one of the oldest and most experienced patent law firms in the region.  We have obtained approximately 3,000 patents and 700 trademarks on behalf of our clients.

Based in Omaha, NE, Suiter Swantz IP works with clients from across the United States and around the world, including all of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota

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We specialize in navigating the complex patent process

Companies trust Suiter Swantz IP to guide them through the complex landscape of intellectual property procurement and protection due to our technical depth and breadth of legal experience.  Our clients rely on us for patent, trademark and copyright counseling, intellectual property litigation and litigation support, and a variety of other intellectual property needs.

SEE THE PATENT PROCESS

Our patent attorneys focus on building value for our clients

Suiter Swantz IP has a proven track record of efficiently transforming our clients’ inventions and innovation into assets that they can use. While providing world-class intellectual property representation, every patent lawyer at Suiter Swantz IP focuses on maximizing the value of our clients’ intellectual property and minimizing associated costs.

Meet Our Team

OUR SERVICES

Patents

We specialize in patent procurement and portfolio development  to protect your innovation.

Trademarks

Our attorneys work with you to secure registered trademark rights to protect your brand.

Copyrights

We protect your creative and non-functional works with copyright registration and enforcement.

Litigation

We enforce and defend your intellectual property in state, federal, and administrative courts.

Analysis

Our patent attorneys are experts at patentability, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence analysis.

Startups

We understand startups and provide them early stage intellectual property guidance and protection.

MEET THE TEAM

Sean P. Suiter

Sean Patrick Suiter

Owner and Patent Attorney

Sean Patrick Suiter is a patent attorney, founder, and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Sean holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature, Chemistry and Physics from Creighton University and the University of Nebraska, respectively. Sean received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University Law School.

Chad W. Swantz

Chad W. Swantz

Owner and Patent Attorney

Chad W. Swantz is a patent attorney and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Chad graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Nebraska College of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Scot M. Ringenberg

Scot M. Ringenberg

Owner and Patent Attorney

Scot M. Ringenberg is a patent attorney and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Scot received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Matthew A. Poulsen

Matt A. Poulsen

Owner and Patent Attorney

Matt Poulsen is a patent attorney and co-owner of Suiter Swantz IP. Matt obtained his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in physics from the University of Nebraska and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law, graduating with distinction.

Faisal K. Abou-Nasr

Faisal K. Abou-Nasr

Patent Attorney

Faisal K. Abou-Nasr is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Faisal holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and obtained his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law.

Troy P. Anderson

Troy P. Anderson

Patent Agent

Troy P. Anderson is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Troy holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Optics from the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida, as well as a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Leon G. Castro

Leon G. Castro

Patent Agent

Leon G. Castro is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Leon received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Mitchell Ferris

Mitchell Ferris

Patent Attorney

Mitchell Ferris is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Mitchell received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He received his Juris Doctor with high distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Jason Glanzer

Jason G. Glanzer

Patent Agent

Jason Glanzer is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Jason obtained his B.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law. with emphasis on intellectual property and health law.

Nicholas R. Grennan

Nicholas R. Grennan

Patent Attorney

Nicholas R. Grennan is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Nick received his engineering degree from Cornell University with a major in Operations Research & Information Engineering. Nick received his Juris Doctor with honors from the Creighton University School of Law.

Jon S. Horneber

Jon S. Horneber

Patent Attorney

Jon S. Horneber is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Jon holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jon received his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Andy Kruse

Andy Kruse

Patent Attorney

Andy is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Andy received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He earned his Juris Doctor, with a concentration in patent, space, and telecom law from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Eric M. Newhouse

Eric M. Newhouse

Patent Attorney

Eric M. Newhouse is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Eric graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota, receiving his B.S. in Computer Science. He received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law, graduating with honors and a concentration in litigation.

Shane R. Thielen

Shane R. Thielen

Patent Attorney

Shane R. Thielen is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Shane received a B.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received a Juris Doctor, with honors, from Creighton University School of Law,

Kaz Toyama

Kazuya Toyama

Patent Agent

Kazuya (Kaz) Toyama is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Kaz obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from St. Francis College and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Elizabeth A. Foley

Elizabeth A. Foley

Technical Advisor and Law Clerk

Elizabeth Foley is a technical advisor and law clerk with Suiter Swantz IP. Elizabeth received her B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Business Administration from Creighton University.

Ben J. Smith

Ben J. Smith

Technical Advisor and Law Clerk

Ben J. Smith is a technical advisor and law clerk with Suiter Swantz IP. Ben received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Melanie Baker McCain

Melanie Baker McCain

Accounting Manager

Melanie Baker McCain joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2004 as the accounting manager for the Firm. Melanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree with concentrations in Business Administration, Political Science, and Black Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Penny L. Bartholomew

Penny L. Bartholomew

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Penny Bartholemew joined Suiter Swantz IP in 1998 as an intellectual property paralegal for the Firm. Penny has a B.A. in History from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Laura J. Blair

Laura J. Blair

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Laura Blair joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2018 as an intellectual property paralegal for the Firm. Laura brings over 37 years of intellectual property experience to the Firm.

Linda D. Dammann

Linda D. Dammann

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Linda Dammann joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2017 as an intellectual property paralegal for the Firm. Linda has over 25 years of experience in Intellectual Property, specializing in trademarks.

Stephanie R. Swanson

Stephanie R. Swanson

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Stephanie Swanson joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2009 as an intellectual property paralegal for the Firm. Stephanie has a B.S. in Geography from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.

Patrice B. Sokolowski

Patrice B. Sokolowski

Executive Assistant

Patrice Sokolowski joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2008 as an executive assistant for the Firm. Patrice has a B.S. in Special Education from Creighton University and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut.

Cassie R. Dorner

Cassandra R. Dorner

Marketing Intern

Cassandra Dorner joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2018 as a Marketing Intern for the Firm.