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

Emergency Preparedness

Scott ThorntonLas Vegas, Patent Attorney, Patent Office

On Tuesday, December 22, the United States Patent and Trademark Office headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia experienced a major power outage.  This outage caused significant damage to the USPTO’s electronic systems, which required the USPTO to shut down the vast majority of its online and IT systems.  As a result, the USPTO’s Electronic Filing System (EFS), patent searching and information retrieval systems, electronic payment … 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

Understanding An Inventor’s Duty of Disclosure, Candor and Good Faith

Scott ThorntonInventor Help, Patent Attorney, Patent Law, Patent Office

As a patent attorney, I enjoy advising my clients on issues related to their patent applications and issued patents.  Most issues I address pertain to the technical and proprietary aspects of their inventions and how to effectively prepare, file and prosecute their patent applications.  For an inventor, obtaining a patent is an exciting time.  But in the excitement of obtaining … 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

Ten Things An Inventor Should Do Before Contacting A Patent Attorney

Scott ThorntonInventor Help, Patent Attorney, Patent Law

As a patent attorney, I enjoy talking to inventors.  I love helping inventors and entrepreneurs secure intellectual property rights in their respective works.   A good part of my business involves the cultivation of working relationships with prospective clients.  My hope is that they will retain my services in the future.  But there are days where I am simply too busy … Read More