The Thornton Firm will be closed from Thursday, July 27 through Monday, July 31 for purposes of continuing education. Scott will be attending the National Association of Patent Practitioners’ annual meeting in San Jose, CA at the Silicon Valley satellite office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our goal is to gain new insights and greater knowledge of … Read More
Have a Blast on Independence Day!
The Thornton Firm celebrates 241 years of American independence. Just as we salute those who fought to bring forth a new nation, we celebrate the spirit of innovation which keeps this great nation moving forward. From the lights of Las Vegas to all points beyond, America is still a home for big ideas and big dreams. But perhaps we should … Read More
Remembering Those Who Served
Memorial Day is more than just a three-day party kicking off the start of summer. It’s about taking some time to remember and reflect on the lives of those who have served, fought and even laid down their lives to defend our United States of America. It is about honoring those who fought for a cause bigger than themselves. Our … Read More
As the year winds down and our attention turns to family and all things warm, The Thornton Firm would like to wish everyone a joyous and safe holiday. May the spirit of the season bring you comfort and happiness, and may your new year bring good health and prosperity. Cheers!
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
Patent Searching Using the Lens
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
Patent Searching Using Google Patents
Determining whether an invention has already been patented or disclosed to the public is one of many important steps an inventor should take on the long road to bringing a new product to market. It makes good sense to have, at the very least, a general understanding of what’s out there before diving into the turbid waters of patenting … Read More
Getting Dialed In
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