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).

  • New “Ribbon Copy” Style for U.S. Letters Patent. July 14, 2018
    Ward Law Office received the first of the “new style” Ribbon Copy or Letters Patent this past week for one of our clients (U.S. Patent No. 10,015,955).  This new style commemorates the recent issuance of the Ten Millionth U.S. patent.  It is the first time the design has been changed by the USPTO in more than 30 years.
  • They Invented What? (No. 55) July 12, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,025,810:  Hyper-light-speed antenna. JW Note:  Thanks again to Michael Barclay at WSGR for bringing this one to our attention.    Background: All known radio transmissions use known models of time and space dimensions for sending the RF signal.  The present invention has… […]
  • 1st Richland Idea Audition, October 16, 2018. July 6, 2018
    Don’t miss the 1st Richland Idea Audition, October 16th. Deadline to enter-August 30th! Get more info at
  • They Invented What? (No. 54) July 4, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Design Patent No. D463998:  Lighted American flag.   JW Note:  Wishing you a Happy Fourth of July, 2007!
  • 6th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo by Michigan Inventors Coalition. June 27, 2018
    Join the Michigan Inventors Coalition on Thursday, September 6th at the Kellogg Conference Center in Lansing, MI for our 6th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo! Come showcase your product and network with fellow inventors & business professionals. Booth space is limited to 50 this year, so be sure to sign up early. We look forward to seeing you there! […] […]