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. 116) October 17, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,103,585:  Cricket gun.     What is claimed is:           1. A cricket gun for holding and dispensing crickets comprising a holding container and an intergral chamber with dispensing means; said holding container comprising a removable cap at one end, and a…
  • Presenting “You Don’t Need a Patent If ….” at the Ferris Wheel in Flint, MI – October 10, 2019. October 8, 2019
  • They Invented What? (No. 115) October 2, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,776,687:  Haunting aid.   What is claimed is: 1. An entertainment prop comprising: a substantially flat or low-relief backing depicting at least a head of a being and a pair LEDs to simulate eyes, each LED comprising a base positioned adjacent a…
  • They Invented What? (No. 114) September 30, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,612,440:  Banana protective device.   I claim: 1. A banana protective device comprising:           a container having a first cover member and a second cover member being hingedly attached to said first cover member, said first and second cover members defining an…
  • They Invented What? (No. 113) September 18, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,687,752:  Dining table having integral dishwasher.   What is claimed is: 1. A dishwasher comprising:           a washing basin having side and bottom walls and an open top;           a rack assembly for carrying dishes, and that is vertically shiftable between a…