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).

  • Recent Data Breach at USPTO: What You Need to Know May 2, 2024
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been sending out notices about a data breach that occurred over two months, affecting unpublished patent applications. This appears to be happening largely “under the radar” at the moment, and many practitioners are awaiting some official announcement from the USPTO. In the meantime, here’s […]
  • Unlocking Innovation: How the FTC’s Ban on Noncompetes Could Revolutionize the Business Landscape April 24, 2024
    In a transformative decision, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a final rule banning noncompete agreements nationwide, aiming to boost market competition and innovation. This rule is set to free thousands of workers from restrictive agreements, enhancing their ability to innovate and pursue better job opportunities. FTC Chair Lina M. Khan emphasi […]
  • LTU establishing National Academy of Inventors Chapter. April 13, 2024
    The intellectual property law firm of Ward Law Office LLC is a proud sponsor of this new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors at Lawrence Technological University. Press release below and very exciting news indeed! SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University is in the process of establishing a new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. NAI [… […]
  • The TPTR Patent Method – Live Webinar Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2PM EST. January 14, 2024
    Webinar Description: Experts will walk you through the TPTR 7-step approach to convert your groundbreaking idea into a tangible business success. The 7-step TPTR approach has helped clients turn imagination into productivity, strategy into growth, and ambition into achievement. Discover the TPTR process and unlock the full potential of your design idea. Regi […]
  • OhioXcelerate! Award Winning Statewide Startup Pitch Program – Information Session January 9, 2024, 9am-10am ET. January 7, 2024
    OhioX and Alloy Growth Lab offer a startup program connecting entrepreneurs with investors, mentors, and support. The mission is to empower startups in Ohio's industries. An info session on January 9, 2024, will cover the program overview, application process, mentorship, and more. Visit for details and to apply.