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They Invented What? (No. 67)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 5, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,498,162: Method for demonstrating a lifting technique. 

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What is claimed is:

1. A process for demonstrating a lifting technique to a person, the process comprising the steps of:

providing a substantially rectangular box in a first stationary position on a ground surface, the box having an internal storage area means for receiving a plurality of weights therein, the internal storage area means formed by a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, and first and second opposed side walls, the first and second side walls each having handles thereon adjacent the top wall, the bottom wall contacting the ground surface in the first stationary position, the bottom wall being movable to provide access to the internal storage area means;
inserting at least one weight into the internal storage area means, wherein the internal storage area means receives said plurality of weights therein…

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton, OH on October 10, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 2, 2018

PATENTLY GOOD IDEAS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FOR BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ida Rupp Public Library – Port Clinton — A & B

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 a way to secure funding and grow new businesses. Licensing of IP can also be an effective way of monetizing new ideas and inventions.

In this seminar, Registered Patent Attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of IP law, and explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He will be available to answer your questions about these important topics. The service is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Ms. Kristen Stewart, Program Coordinator, Ida Rupp Public Library at kstewart@seolibraries.org.

Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Pickaway County Main Library in Circleville, OH on October 8, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 2, 2018

Intellectual Property Law: Patently Good Ideas for Business & Entrepreneurs

Monday, October 08, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pickaway County Main Library — Koch Meeting Room

In this seminar, Registered Patent Attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of Intellectual Property (IP) law, and explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He will be available to answer your questions about these important topics.

Understanding intellectual property 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 a way to secure funding and grow new businesses. Licensing of IP can also be an effective way of monetizing new ideas and inventions.

Mr. Ward is an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law, where he teaches classes on substantive Patent Law and Patent Practice.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration required.

For more information, contact Ms. Sarah Hintz at (740) 477-1644 ext. 227, or shintz@pickawaylib.org.

Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Defiance Public Library in Defiance, OH on October 4, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 28, 2018

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Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business & Entrepreneur (DPL)

When: Thursday, October 04, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Defiance Public Library—Nellie M. Gary Reading Room,
320 Fort St., Defiance, OH 43512

Understanding intellectual property as a business tool is important for both established companies and entrepreneurs. Every business has intellectual property, in one form or another, which are valuable assets of the company. Intellectual property also has value for entrepreneurs and start-ups as a way to secure funding and grow new businesses. Licensing of intellectual property can also be an effective way of monetizing new ideas and inventions. In this seminar, Registered Patent Attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of intellectual property, and explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He will be available to answer your questions about these important topics. The service is free and open to the public.

They Invented What? (No. 66)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 26, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,195,707:  Communicating device.

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What is claimed is:

1. A device for communicating comprising a flat base and a hollow frustum integral therewith and extending outwardly therefrom, retaining means at the smaller end of said frustum, a discrete diaphragm complementary in shape to said smaller end of said frustum and held thereagainst by said retaining means, and means for connecting a string between a pair of said diaphragms, whereby when a string between two diaphragms is under tension conversation into one device is transmitted via the string to the other device.

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Hillsdale Community Library in Hillsdale, MI on October 1, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 23, 2018

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Jake Ward, Registered Patent Attorney for Ward Law Office, LLC will be at the Hillsdale Community Library to give a FREE presentation on Intellectual Property law for business and entrepreneurs.

This event is open and FREE to the public. However, registration is required for materials.

To register, call the library: 517-437-6470 or email info@hillsdale-library.org.

Event to be held at: Hillsdale Community Library Meeting Rooms, 11 E. Bacon St., Hillsdale, MI

Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Dorsch Memorial Branch Library in Monroe, MI on September 27, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 23, 2018

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Intellectual Property Law

Join attorney Jacob Ward, an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law, as he presents an informative program on the basics of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Ward is also a registered patent attorney.

In this session you will gain insights on:

· Trademarks;

· Copyrights;

· Trade Secrets; and

· Patents/Inventions.

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend. This seminar is free and open to the public.

Spaced is limited.  To register online for this special event, click here.

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3rd Annual Lansing Regional Seminar by Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 21, 2018

We had the honor of participating in the 3rd Annual Lansing Regional Seminar by the USPTO today, held at MSU Technologies in Lansing, Michigan.

During the seminar, also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Damian Porcari, the new Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO. Was very impressed with Mr. Porcari and the guidance he and the other USPTO representatives provided to attendees at the seminar. The Midwest Regional USPTO is in good hands.