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).

  • Presenting “You Don’t Need a Patent If…” at the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI – March 14, 2020 February 16, 2020
    Inventor’s Meet & Greet by Detroit Public Library Date and Time Sat, March 14, 2020 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Main | Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 View Map Description Join us for coffee, snacks and conversation with other inventors and invention professionals. This will be […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 224) February 14, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Patent No. 6,473,908: Garment having a buttocks cleavage revealing feature. JW Note:  Wishing our readers a Happy Valentine’s Day 2013! Having fully described the invention in such clear and concise terms as to enable those skilled in the art to understand and practice the…
  • They Invented What? (No. 128) February 14, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 5,182,857:  Shaving apparatus.   What is claimed is: 1. A shaving apparatus comprising a housing (10) and a shear plate (11) with a hair entry slot (24) wherein inside the housing (10) there is provided a device (12) for generating a laser…
  • They Invented What? (No. 127) January 29, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,650,315:  Mouse device with a built-in printer.   What is claimed is: 1. A mouse device for use as an input device of a computer, said mouse device comprising: a housing in which recording paper is loadable; and a printer unit provided…
  • They Invented What? (No. 126) January 29, 2020
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,377,249:  Belt buckle gun holder.   I claim: 1. A belt buckle adapted for use as a holder for a gun, comprising means for receiving a gun, said means also retaining said gun on said buckle, some of said means comprising a…