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. 72) November 9, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 1,142,326:  Combined scarecrow and advertising device.   Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: —  1.  A scare crow comprising a horizontal bar pivoted upon an upright axis, a vane thereon whereby the…
  • Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County in Mount Vernon, OH on November 8, 2018. November 3, 2018
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County – 201 N. Mulberry St, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 Understanding intellectual property (IP) as a business tool is important for both established companies and entrepreneurs. Every established business has IP, in one form or another. IP also has […]
  • Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Marysville Public Library in Marysville, OH on November 7, 2018. November 3, 2018
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Marysville Public Library – 231 S Plum St, Marysville, Ohio 43040 Understanding intellectual property (IP) as a business tool is important for both established companies and entrepreneurs. Every established business has IP, in one form or another. IP also has value for entrepreneurs and start-ups, as […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 71) November 1, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: JW Note:  Wishing you a Safe and Scary Halloween 2007!  U.S. Pat. No. 5,569,036:  Custom fit teeth.    What is claimed is: 1. A method of preparing an anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth apparatus for use in a human mouth with human teeth, comprising the steps of: (a) molding… […]
  • They Invented What? (No. 70) October 25, 2018
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Design Pat. No. D215,690:  Wall-mounted headboard for a bed.   I claim:  The ornamental design for a wall-mounted headboard for a bed, substantially as shown and described.