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).

  • Custom 3-D Prosthetics is Vision for College Freshman’s Nonprofit December 10, 2018
    Custom 3-D Prosthetics is Vision for College Freshman’s Nonprofit CEDARVILLE, OHIO – Connor Hart, a Cedarville freshman mechanical  engineering major from Loveland, Ohio, founded The Hands of Hope Foundation, in August 2018. The Hands of Hope Foundation is a nonprofit that empowers children with a limb difference by providing them with free 3D-printed prosth […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 76) December 5, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,707,114:  Vehicle wheel. JW Note:  The spoked wheel . . . application filed in 1995.  Many thanks again to Michael Barclay for the submissions.   What is claimed is: 1. A spoked wheel comprising: an annular rim having an inner diameter; a…
  • They Invented What? (No. 75) December 1, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,213,778:  Painting kit and related method.   What is claimed is: 1. A method of painting using the posterior of an infant, said method comprising the acts of: providing a background media; providing a paint supply; dipping the posterior of the infant…
  • They Invented What? (No. 74) November 21, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,134,971:  Live fowl conveyor. JW Note:  Happy Thanksgiving 2007 from Anticipate This!   What is claimed is: 1. Apparatus for conveying live fowl to be inoculated, inseminated, debeaked, or to have another operation performed on them, comprising: (a) a base; (b) a pair… […]
  • 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse’s First Appearance on Steamboat Willie. November 16, 2018
    Via the USPTO today – Today marks the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse’s first appearance on Steamboat Willie.