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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).

  • Michigan Inventors Coalition – Virtual Summit and Expo to be held September 10th-12th. September 7, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: This year’s Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, September 10th-12th! This virtual summit will help you gain new ideas and help you invent your way out of a pandemic! For more details, click on the link! https://bit.ly/3k8TIMN About this Event Please… […]
  • Michigan Inventors Coalition – Virtual Summit and Expo to be held September 10th-12th. August 25, 2020
    This year’s Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, September 10th-12th! This virtual summit will help you gain new ideas and help you invent your way out of a pandemic! For more details, click on the link! https://bit.ly/3k8TIMN About this Event Please note: This is an online event! Access details will be […]
  • USPTO Nearing 17 Million Utility Patent Applications. August 22, 2020
    JW Note: Hat tip to fellow patent attorney @RyanAlley on Twitter for noticing this milestone yesterday. Those in the patent practice know that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) assigns patent applications numbers based on a series code and a serial number. In general, these patent application numbers are assigned chronologically to patent applicat […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 143) August 22, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 3,656,459:  Excrement receptacle device for animals.   I claim: 1. An excrement receptacle device for an animal comprising: a harness for support of the device on an animal, a hollow conduit tube having forward and rearward portions and constructed of a material…
  • They Invented What? (No. 142) August 22, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,805,607: Scented doll with the appearance of an aged person.   What is claimed is: 1. A doll comprising: a permeable body covering, wherein said permeable body covering includes a torso portion, a pair of arm portions, a pair of leg portions,…