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).

  • Importance of Using a Registered Patent Practitioner. April 13, 2021
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: Most anyone who has been involved in the filing of a patent application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will tell you this – the patenting process is complicated.  It is full of strange rules.  To make matters worse, these rules seem to be in…
  • Patent Attorney Humor. March 27, 2021
  • They Invented What? (No. 146) February 9, 2021
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,681,419:  Forehead support apparatus.   What is claimed is: 1. A forehead support for resting a standing user’s forehead above a wall mounted urinal comprising: a mounting member adapted for substantially permanent attachment to an upright bathroom wall above the urinal; […]
  • Webinar titled “Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs,” January 21, 2021 at 5:30PM. January 21, 2021
    Feel free to join us this evening for a webinar on IP Basics for Business. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Ohio SBDC at Cleveland Urban League. RSVP at the below weblink. Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs (ohio.gov)
  • Part 3 – PPA – How are your international rights affected when you file a PPA? January 5, 2021
    PPA’s (Provisional Patent Applications) are one of the greatest tools inventors have in their toolbox. However, most inventors have a lot of “but what if this” or “what if that” questions surrounding PPA’s. In this video inventRight Co-Founder asks Patent Attorney Jake Ward about how PPA’s provide you protection or a placeholder in other countries. Jake and […]