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).

  • They Invented What? (No. 91) March 21, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 2,160,756:  Slipper.  
  • They Invented What? (No. 90) March 14, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. PP17610:  Papaver plant named ‘Miss Piggy’.   What is claimed is: 1. A new and distinct cultivar of Papaver plant named ‘Miss Piggy’, as illustrated and described.
  • They Invented What? (No. 89) March 7, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,380,237:   Snowman accessory kit.   ? What is claimed is: 1. An accessory kit for a snowman having a head, an upper torso body and a lower torso body, all made of packed snow, which comprises:      a) a set of decorative…
  • They Invented What? (No. 88) March 7, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 3,398,406:  Buoyant bulletproof combat uniform. JW Note:  I need to have a talk with my draftsperson about the quality of his drawings!  🙂   What is claimed is: 1.  An antiballistic garment comprising a body covering portion, said body covering portion having…
  • They Invented What? (No. 87) February 22, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 7,062,320:   Device for the treatment of hiccups.   What is claimed is: 1. A device for curing hiccups, comprising: a metallic cup-like vessel being a first electrode for producing electricity adapted to be applied to the lip of the user; and a…