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. 154) November 25, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,896,810:  Poultry frying apparatus. JW Note:  Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving 2009!   I claim: 1. A poultry frying apparatus comprising:           a liquid retaining vessel having a bottom surface and a first diameter;           a raised rack comprising a…
  • They Invented What? (No. 145) November 25, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Patent No. 3,307,285:  Pneumatic method for catching or scaring fish.   What is claimed is: 1.  A method of preventing movement of aquatic organisms in a body of water toward a prohibited region thereof comprising:  placing at least one pneumatic shock wave generating device…
  • They Invented What? (No. 144) October 25, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Patent No. 6,854,374:  Explosion containment net.   I claim: 1. A system capable of minimizing an explosive force of an explosive-laden device, the system comprising: a net manufactured from an explosion containment material, the net having an outer periphery, a central point and a… […]
  • 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. […]