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).

  • Patents During the Pandemic – Your Questions Answered: Free Webinar on May 27, 2020 at 7:00PM EDT. May 24, 2020
    Join us for this online event presented by Jake Ward- Ward Law Office This webinar is meant to address your questions about intellectual property, entrepreneurship during Covid-19— any question that you might ask a patent attorney! Jake Ward from Ward Law Office will be joining us to give guidance about leveraging intellectual property to capitalize […]
  • Patents 4 Partnerships – Platform for Potential Licensees in Key Technologies Addressing the Pandemic. May 5, 2020
    USPTO launches platform to facilitate connections between patent holders and potential licensees in key technologies Initial release focuses on COVID-19–related technologies May 4, 2020 Press Release WASHINGTON — The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today unveiled a new web-based intellectual property (IP) marketplace platform, Patents 4 Par […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 136) April 27, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,415,807: Decoy hunting/observing blind.   I claim: 1. A blind comprising in combination: a housing in the form of a hollow shell, said shell having segmental wall portions, and opposite sides of said shell terminating at a lower annular edge, said shell…
  • They Invented What? (No. 135) April 27, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 3,234,948:  Cheese-filter cigaret. JW Note: The inventor observes that “it is preferred to use a hard cheese as exemplified by Parmesan, Romano or Swiss cheese . . . [however] Aged Cheddars and other “hard” cheeses may also be used”.   I claim:…
  • They Invented What? (No. 245) April 19, 2020
    U.S. Patent No. D881,473: Face mask JW Note: Hat tip to Professor Sarah Burstein @design_law.  Filed last October, and just issued on April 14, 2020. Claim: The ornamental design for a face mask, as shown and described.