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).

  • They Invented What? (No. 109) August 14, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,346,899:  Board game featuring olympic sports.   What is claimed is: 1. An olympic sports game apparatus with elements of chance and tests of individual skill, for competitive play by a plurality of individuals, said game apparatus having          a playing board,…
  • They Invented What? (No. 108) August 14, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,101,747: Athletic shoe having basketball hoop. What is claimed is: 1. An athletic shoe assembly comprising           an athletic shoe having a heel forming a back exterior surface,           a miniature basketball backboard, means for affixing said backboard to said back […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 107) August 5, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,387,927:  Chair made from a garbage can.   What is claimed is: 1. A novel chair made from a conventional garbage can comprising:           a frustoconical metal can having a flat circular bottom, upwardly flaring frustoconical sides and an open top and…
  • They Invented What? (No. 106) July 26, 2019
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 3,492,688:  Apparatus for tenderizing food. JW Note:  Yes, dear readers, the term “HE” does stand for “high explosive”, and numeral “10”  in the figure refers to meat.   What is claimed is: 1. Apparatus for tenderizing an article of food comprising a container, a…
  • Is Your Patent Attorney Inventor-Friendly? July 21, 2019
    It’s not every day your law firm is mentioned in Forbes, or recognized as being “inventor-friendly” in such a respected business publication.  Quite the honor. For more information about our law firm, check out our website at www.wardpatent.com.