Have a Seat– A Brief History of School Desk Patents


New wardrobe has been purchased, school supplies have been stocked, lunch is packed, now it's time for your first patent history lesson of the new...

Internal Combustion Engine Patent

Rudolf Diesel’s “Internal Combustion Engine”


On August 9, 1898, Rudolf Diesel was granted U.S. Patent No. 608,845A, for his "INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE." Rudolf Diesel, who is best known for the...

Is the Ruling by the Supreme Court in Iancu v. Brunetti “FUCT” Up?


Is the Ruling by the Supreme Court in Iancu v. Brunetti “FUCT” Up? In 1990, Erik Brunetti (Brunetti) started the street-wear brand FUCT,...

The Patent Behind Prince’s Keytar


On July 26, 1994, Prince R. Nelson was granted a design patent for his infamous keytar: PORTABLE, ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, U.S. Patent...

Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission


July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first...

Coons and Stivers Reintroduce STRONGER Patents Act of 2019


Yesterday, July 10, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019. Coons and Stivers...

Independence Day Innovations


To celebrate America turning another year older, we are highlighting a few American innovations that make celebrating Independence Day so enjoyable....

NCAA 2019 Men's College World Series

5 Baseball Patents You Won’t Find at the Men’s College World Series


As the NCAA Men’s College World Series comes to an end, fans from around the country are gathering in Omaha, Nebraska to root for their favorite...

Morse Code Patent

The Patent that Led to the Creation of Morse Code


On June 20, 1840, Samuel F. B. Morse was granted U.S. Patent No. 1,647A, "IMPROVEMENT IN THE MODE OF COMMUNICATING INFORMATION BY SIGNALS BY THE...

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Intellectual Property and the 4th of July


Independence Day, or Fourth of July, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but has been observed since 1777, the first...

Suiter Swantz IP Welcomes Summer Content Marketing Intern Allyssa Hynes


Allyssa Hynes has joined Suiter Swantz IP as our Content Marketing Intern for the summer.  Allyssa is currently a student at the University of...

Robert Patch, youngest person to receive a United States patent. “Toy Truck” (U.S. Patent No. 3,091,888)

The Youngest Person to Receive a U.S. Patent


On June 4, 1963, Robert W. Patch became the youngest person to receive a U.S. patent. Patch’s “Toy Truck” (U.S. Patent No. 3,091,888) allowed...

Can you find this IP at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?


Since the release of the first film in the Star Wars saga in 1977, Lucasfilm has been attached to over 188 registered patents, 51 published patent...

Lawmakers Release Framework on Section 101 Patent Reform


On April 17, 2019, a bipartisan, bicameral framework for statutory reform of 35 U.S.C. § 101 was released by several members of the U.S. Congress....

Suiter Swantz IP Welcomes Accounting Manager Lori Noack


Lori Noack joined Suiter Swantz IP in 2019 as our Accounting Manager. Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from the University of...

World IP Day 2019: IP and Sports


Today, April 26th, 2019 marks the 19th annual World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Each year, IP offices, inventors, enterprises, and students are...

Join our team: Suiter Swantz IP is currently seeking a Content Marketing Intern


We are currently looking for a Content Marketing Intern to join our team for the summer! Do you know someone who loves writing and has an interest in...

Protecting Your Innovation and Brand: Lunch & Learn May 1st at SDSU Research Park


Suiter Swantz IP Co-Owner & Patent Attorney Matt Poulsen will host a lunch and learn session at SDSU Research Park this Wednesday, May 1st. The...

Supreme Court: Copyright Holders Must Obtain a Certification of Registration Before Initiating an Infringement Suit


A lesson in statutory textualism was given by the Supreme Court earlier this month in deciding Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v....

Donation Drive Benefiting Victims of Recent Flooding Through March 22


Suiter Swantz IP will be gathering and accepting donations for those affected by the recent flooding in Nebraska and Iowa through Friday, March 22 at...