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).

  • Executive Assistant at Ward Law Office, Full-time Remote Position May 26, 2024
    Ward Law Office LLC (WLO) is a virtual “IP boutique” law firm with attorneys and staff located in a dozen states, and with physical offices in Ohio and Michigan. WLO has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant with 2+ years’ experience in IP email management. This position will report to the Business Manager and […]
  • Associate Patent Attorney or Agent at Ward Law Office, Full-time Remote Position May 26, 2024
    Ward Law Office LLC (WLO) is a virtual “IP boutique” law firm with attorneys and staff located in a dozen states, with physical offices in Ohio and Michigan. WLO has an immediate opening for an associate patent attorney or agent with 1-5 years experience. This is a full-time remote position with opportunities for training and […]
  • Recent Data Breach at USPTO: What You Need to Know May 2, 2024
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been sending out notices about a data breach that occurred over two months, affecting unpublished patent applications. This appears to be happening largely “under the radar” at the moment, and many practitioners are awaiting some official announcement from the USPTO. In the meantime, here’s […]
  • Unlocking Innovation: How the FTC’s Ban on Noncompetes Could Revolutionize the Business Landscape April 24, 2024
    In a transformative decision, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a final rule banning noncompete agreements nationwide, aiming to boost market competition and innovation. This rule is set to free thousands of workers from restrictive agreements, enhancing their ability to innovate and pursue better job opportunities. FTC Chair Lina M. Khan emphasi […]
  • LTU establishing National Academy of Inventors Chapter. April 13, 2024
    The intellectual property law firm of Ward Law Office LLC is a proud sponsor of this new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors at Lawrence Technological University. Press release below and very exciting news indeed! SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University is in the process of establishing a new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. NAI [… […]