The True Lights of Las Vegas

Scott ThorntonGallery, Las Vegas, Miscellaneous

One week later and Las Vegas is still grieving.  We are slowly healing, but this last week hasn’t been easy for anyone.  Our deepest sympathies are still with those affected by this unconscionable tragedy. We are forever grateful for the continued outpouring of support from all corners of the world.  Furthermore, we salute those whose first instinct was to help.  … Read More

The Thornton Firm Is Moving

Scott ThorntonLas Vegas, Miscellaneous

Moving Truck

After over a year of successful business at our Gramercy Las Vegas location, The Thornton Firm is moving to a vibrant new location.  We look forward to serving our clients from the Arroyo Corporate Center.  Our new address is 7455 Arroyo Crossing, Suite 220, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89113.  Stay tuned for further details.  

Independence Day 2016

Scott ThorntonHolidays, Image, Las Vegas, Miscellaneous

The Thornton Firm celebrates 240 years of American independence.  We wish you and your family a happy, productive and safe holiday weekend. Yes, this weekend will revolve around family, fun and fireworks.  However, it is also a good time to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy today because of the courage of a number of individuals who began a grand experiment in popular sovereignty; and … Read More

Happy Holidays

Scott ThorntonHolidays, Miscellaneous, Old Patents

Holiday patents.

With 2015 drawing to a close and an incredibly busy 2016 shaping up, we at the Thornton Firm wish you and yours the happiest and brightest of holidays.  Thank you for making our first year in business one of progress and proficiency.  We have established a strong foothold here in the greater Las Vegas area and will continue to build and … Read More


Scott ThorntonMiscellaneous

As autumn finally descends on the Las Vegas valley, I thought it only fitting to take a few moments to express my deepest gratitude for the many blessings this world has provided.  Words just cannot begin to express my deepest appreciation for my family, friends and good health without which none of my ambitions in life could ever have been … Read More

Patent Searching Using the Lens

Scott ThorntonInventor Help, Miscellaneous, Old Patents, Patent Search

As I have written on earlier occasions, performing a patent search is a great way for inventors to get a feel for what’s out in the world of prior art before navigating the unknown and often perilous waters of the United States patent system.  I encourage inventors to perform their own preliminary patent searches, as it is a great way … Read More

Inventing: A Bold Bull Move For Bear Markets

Scott ThorntonMiscellaneous, Patent Attorney

Sometimes, equity markets just aren’t the place to be.  In good times, riding a bull market is as good an investment as can be found.  But in uncertain times, investing in the stock market can be much tougher.  As I write this, the U.S. markets went on one of the wildest roller coaster rides in recent memory.  To follow up on … Read More

Celebrating Independence

Scott ThorntonMiscellaneous

The Thornton Firm celebrates 239 years of American independence and the opportunities it has provided for millions of people from all walks of life.  We wish you and yours an exciting, creative and safe holiday weekend. For most, the Fourth of July holiday is a time for family, fun and fireworks.  For some, it is a time to reflect on … Read More

Getting Dialed In

Scott ThorntonImage, Miscellaneous, Old Patents

The Thornton Firm has been up and running for over a week.  Launching a business is no easy feat, and keeping things moving forward will most likely involve plenty of challenges in the coming months.  The good news is that the groundwork is pretty much in place.  We’re still working out a few glitches here and there, but things are slowly … Read More

A Tribute To The Past

Scott ThorntonImage, Miscellaneous

Part of this firm’s motto is “honoring tradition and the spirit of innovation.”  Personally, I couldn’t think of a better way to honor tradition than to decorate this website with illustrations from long expired U.S. patents.  Some drawings you may recognize.  Others are more obscure.  Nevertheless, each illustration reflects back to a time when patent drawings were painstakingly hand drafted. Many contemporaries consider … Read More