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).

  • IGA Webinar Series – “Patently Good Ideas: You Don’t Need A Patent If …” Wednesday, July 1, 2020 June 27, 2020
    When do you need a patent? Join us on July 1st for our next Educational Webinar with Registered Patent Attorney & Founder of Ward Law Office LLC, Jake Ward! At 4pm Pacific, learn about when you actually don’t need a patent! Jacob “Jake” M. Ward is a Registered Patent Attorney and Founder of Ward Law […]
  • Importance of Using a Registered Patent Practitioner. June 7, 2020
    Most anyone who has been involved in the filing of a patent application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will tell you this – the patenting process is complicated.  It is full of strange rules.  To make matters worse, these rules seem to be in a constant state of flux.  As a result, the patenting […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 140) June 7, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,421,089:  Fork with timer.   What is claimed is: 1. A fork with timer for providing a cue to a user after an elapsed period of time for indicating that another bite of food using the fork may be taken comprising, in…
  • They Invented What? (No. 139) June 7, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 7,137,935: Office gym exercise kit.   What is claimed is: 1. An exercise kit for attachment to a chair having a central post, a base, and a chair back support, said exercise kit comprising:          (a) a generally T-shaped flexible body constructed…
  • They Invented What? (No. 138) June 7, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,834,212:  Sound muffler for covering the mouth.   We claim: 1. A human sound muffler and indicator comprising a unitary body adapted to be grasped and manipulated by a user, at least one end of said body comprising a saddle shaped body of…