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).

  • Ward Law Office expands in Laird building November 18, 2019
    Originally posted on Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership: Office has tripled in size TIFFIN, OHIO – Nov. 18, 2019 – Since opening nearly 3 years ago, Ward Law Office has expanded to be the largest tenant in the Historic Laird Arcade in Downtown Tiffin. The firm, which specializes in patent and trademark law, has tripled in size…
  • They Invented What? (No. 118) November 9, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,508,049: Pizza pie with concentric rings of crust.   What is claimed is: 1. A pizza pie, comprising:           a substantially flat piece of cooked pizza dough having a predetermined peripheral configuration,           said piece of cooked pizza dough having a surface… […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 117) October 31, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,754,472: Method and apparatus for transmitting power and data using the human body. JW Note:  Hoping you have a scary and safe Halloween!   What is claimed is: 1. A network of devices comprising:           a first device for generating a first electrical…
  • An Update from the USPTO: OCTOBER 29, 2019 | 12:00 —1:00 PM | 1.0 GENERAL CREDIT HOUR October 27, 2019
    Originally posted on Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA): TIPLA Members, We are pleased to share information regarding an upcoming CLE opportunity sponsored by TIPLA and the TBA. **TIPLA will be covering the fees for all TIPLA members that attend the program. **Lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own…
  • 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…