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).

  • Reminder: Today USPTO transitions to electronic patent grants – April 18, 2023. April 18, 2023
    Press Release from USPTO Reminder: Today USPTO transitions to electronic patent grants Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is implementing electronic patent issuance in the form of electronic patent grants (eGrants). All patents issued on April 18, 2023 and forward will be issued as eGrants. This new method helps inventors access their newly-granted […]
  • The Importance Of Using A Registered Patent Practitioner. April 8, 2023
    Check out our recent article published at the new Innovate This! website here. Great advice, tips, and strategies for inventors and entrepreneurs.
  • Definition of “Ward” (Verb): To Guard or Protect. April 7, 2023
    #patents #trademarks #invention #ip #ipprotection WARD (verb): To guard or protect. Visit to learn more about the patent and trademark services of WARD LAW OFFICE.
  • USPTO ushers in new era with introduction of electronic patent grants. February 27, 2023
    Via Press Release from USPTO – February 27, 2023 WASHINGTON—Beginning April 18, 2023, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is shifting towards issuing paper waste-reducing electronic patent grants (eGrants) to patent recipients—a new process that delivers the official copy of patent grants in an electronic format. We will provide a bound paper versio […]
  • Startup Bootcamp (OneSixOne Ventures x JumpStart) February 11, 2023
    Startup Bootcamp is a 1 day workshop teaching startup founder’s everything from ideation to raising capital for your startup STARTUP BOOTCAMP OneSixOne Ventures has partnered with JumpStart Inc. to bring a FREE one-day workshop on how to launch your startup and raise capital. This is an extensive full day workshop that will cover the basics […]