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. 85) February 7, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,260,639:  Method for remotely powering a device such as a lunar rover.   What is claimed is: 1. A method of supplying power to a device located on the surface of a planet, comprising the steps of:           orbiting at least one…
  • They Invented What? (No. 84) February 3, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,150,505:  Bird trap and cat feeder.   I claim: 1. A bird trap and cat feeder for catching a bird and in particular, a sparrow, and feeding the bird to a cat, the trap comprising:            an enclosed bird housing having an…
  • USPTO Operating Status With 2019 Gov’t Shutdown – January 24, 2019. January 25, 2019
    Via the USPTO website on January 24, 2019 – About 3 more weeks of funding for patent operations, and about 11 weeks of funding left for trademark operations.  
  • They Invented What? (No. 83) January 24, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,413,328: Body supported sports target and method.    Abstract:  To entertain fans at sporting events, such as baseball, basketball backboards, palm trees, hockey and soccer goals are provided as targets for fans to participate by tossing objects at the target. Targets are […]
  • Helsinn Healthcare S. A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (Supreme Court No. 17–1229—Decided January 22, 2019) January 22, 2019
    Helsinn Healthcare S. A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (No. 17–1229. Argued December 4, 2018—Decided January 22, 2019)