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. 177) October 6, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,656,917:  Musical instrument support. JW Note:  We make note of the inventor named on the patent – Mr. Edward L. Van Halen.  Rock on!   What is claimed is: 1. A stringed musical instrument comprising an instrument body having front and rear surfaces,…
  • “Ask the Expert – Trademark Law” a live web-chat hosted by the SBDC at Kent State University at Tuscarawas – October 8, 2020 at Noon. October 6, 2020
    The SBDC invites you to join Jake Ward as he discusses Trademark Law. This one hour, live “Ask the Expert” web-chat was created for business owners and professionals who want more information on the Trademark process and Intellectual Property. “Ask the Expert – Trademark Law” Jake Ward live web-chat – October 8, 2020 at Noon. […]
  • Michigan Inventors Coalition – Virtual Summit and Expo to be held September 10th-12th. September 7, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: This year’s Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, September 10th-12th! This virtual summit will help you gain new ideas and help you invent your way out of a pandemic! For more details, click on the link! https://bit.ly/3k8TIMN About this Event Please… […]
  • Michigan Inventors Coalition – Virtual Summit and Expo to be held September 10th-12th. August 25, 2020
    This year’s Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, September 10th-12th! This virtual summit will help you gain new ideas and help you invent your way out of a pandemic! For more details, click on the link! https://bit.ly/3k8TIMN About this Event Please note: This is an online event! Access details will be […]
  • USPTO Nearing 17 Million Utility Patent Applications. August 22, 2020
    JW Note: Hat tip to fellow patent attorney @RyanAlley on Twitter for noticing this milestone yesterday. Those in the patent practice know that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) assigns patent applications numbers based on a series code and a serial number. In general, these patent application numbers are assigned chronologically to patent applicat […]