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. 113) September 18, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,687,752:  Dining table having integral dishwasher.   What is claimed is: 1. A dishwasher comprising:           a washing basin having side and bottom walls and an open top;           a rack assembly for carrying dishes, and that is vertically shiftable between a…
  • They Invented What? (No. 112) September 8, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,300,473: Device for moistening the adhesive coating on postage stamps and envelopes.   What is claimed is: 1. An apparatus for moistening adhesive coatings on postage material and the like, comprising:          (a) an enclosure member;          (b) an open top liquid… […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 111) September 2, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,675,103:  Non-lethal tetanizing weapon. JW Note:  Set phase pistols to stun. Definition : Tetanize = To affect with tetanic convulsions; produce or induce tetanus (a state of continuous muscular contraction, especially when induced artificially by rapidly repeated stimuli […]
  • 2019 Michigan Inventors Expo – Thursday, August 29th in Lansing, Michigan. August 28, 2019
    If you are at the Michigan Inventors Expo 2019 tomorrow, August 29, 2019, stop by the Ward Law Office booth to say “Hi” to one of our attorneys. We will also be giving a talk on Trademarks for Entrepreneurs and Inventors in the morning. Hope to see you there! Date and Time Thu, August 29, […]
  • 2019 Michigan Inventors Expo – Thursday, August 29th in Lansing, Michigan August 25, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: Meet Stephen Key, Co-Founder of IGA, Jacob Ward, a registered patent attorney, Kedma Ough, author of Target Funding, and Ken Johnson, inventor of the famous card game, Phase 10! The Michigan Inventors Coalition is proud to announce this year’s 7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo, co-hoste […]