Legal Blogs

Mr. Ward is the founding author of the legal blog “Anticipate This!” which provides light commentary on the practice of patent law, trademark law, and science & technology.

He is also the Webmaster for the Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA).

  • They Invented What? (No. 48) May 23, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pub. App. No. 2006/0134273:  Method and apparatus for making a sandwich. JW Note:  Per David McClaughry . . . “a method of making twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheeseonionspicklesonaseasemeseedbun.”  Thanks for all the submissions, Dave!   1. A method of filling an order for a […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 47) May 16, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,872,145:  Solo-operable seesaw. JW Note:  Per David McClaughry at HD&P, this invention “takes all the fun out of the teeter-totter.”  Enjoy.   What is claimed as new and what is desired to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is: 1.…
  • They Invented What? (No. 46) May 10, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,293,874: User-operated amusement apparatus for kicking the user’s buttocks. JW Note:  Many thanks to David McClaughry at HD&P for bringing this one to our attention.   Having thus described the aforementioned invention, I claim: 1. An amusement apparatus operated and […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 45) May 3, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,237,565:  Adjustable pedal assembly with electronic throttle control. JW Note:  In honor of the KSR v. Teleflex opinion issued this week . . . actually, isn’t “TIW?” what the Supreme Court said?   What is claimed is: 1. An adjustable pedal assembly for…
  • They Invented What? (No. 44) April 25, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,505,207:  Character distinguishing sized blood pressure cuff system.   We claim: 1. A series of blood pressure cuffs of predetermined known serial sizes; each cuff comprising, at least in part, an inflatable bladder having at least one port for inflation and deflation… […]