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Presenting on IP Basics to “Tech Talk Initiative: IP and Biz Startup” at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio – March 19, 2020.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 24, 2020

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Do you have questions about protecting your ideas and potentially starting a business? Join us for a discussion on these topics at NSCC!

About this Event

Jake Ward, registered U.S. Patent Attorney, and Lisa Becher, entrepreneur and business faculty at Northwest State Community College will be on campus to discuss intellectual property and business startup!

Join us for their presentations and a Q&A session.

Pizza will be provided!

Date and Time
Thu, March 19, 2020
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Northwest State Community College
22600 Ohio 34
Archbold, OH 43502

New Web Series – PATENTLY GOOD IDEAS, Best Practices for Inventors and Entrepreneurs Beginning the Patent Process.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 23, 2020

Check out this new video series titled “Patently Good Ideas” for best practices in inventing: https://wardpatent.com/patently-good-ideas/.

They Invented What? (No. 130)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 23, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,060,700: Microwave oven with removable storage cassette in dashboard of motor vehicle.

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What is claimed is:

1. A microwave oven adapted for use within a motor vehicle dashboard area, said oven comprising a cavity wherein foods and beverages are heated by a microwave generating magnetron powered directly or indirectly by power source means, said microwave oven being configured within the dashboard area of said motor vehicle, said cavity accommodating a removable storage cassette, means electrically connected to said power source means and said magnetron for preventing said magnetron from receiving electrical power when the storage cassette is inside said cavity, said microwave oven having a door.

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They Invented What? (No. 129)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 18, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No.6,926,629:  Attachment for blade of hockey stick.

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BACKGROUND:

A hockey stick is a structure that can hit an object, such as a hockey puck, with great force, with great control, and over a relatively great distance. For example, when hit by a hockey stick, a hockey puck can fly from one end to another end of a hockey rink at 100 mph or more precisely into a desired corner of the net.

Yard waste often includes undesirable refuse such as rotten hornet-infested crab apples and dog waste. Such refuse is undesirable for a number of reasons, including the consistency of the refuse such as its relative hardness or softness and the odor given off by the refuse. If the waste is being picked up by an apparatus, the apparatus may not have features permitting one to fling the waste to a desired spot such as a…

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Presenting “Patently Good Ideas: IP For Business & Entrepreneurs” to the Urban League of Greater Cleveland – February 19, 2020.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 18, 2020

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Presenting “Patently Good Ideas: IP For Business & Entrepreneurs” to the Urban League of Greater Cleveland – February 19, 2020.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 17, 2020

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Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs

WHEN: Feb, 19 2020, Wed 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

WHERE: Ohio SBDC at Cleveland Urban League The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
1st Floor Classroom

TOPIC: Intellectual Property

Ever wonder what the difference is between trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents? Join us as Jake Ward discusses the various types of intellectual property and what you can do to protect your business.

SPEAKER(S): Jacob M. Ward of Ward Law Office, Registered Patent Attorney

FEE: No Cost

Register Online Here

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Phone: 216-812-3162

Email: sbdcinfo@ulcleveland.org

Presenting “You Don’t Need a Patent If…” at the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI – March 14, 2020

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 15, 2020

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Inventor’s Meet & Greet

by Detroit Public Library

Date and Time

Sat, March 14, 2020

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

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Location

Main | Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

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Description

Join us for coffee, snacks and conversation with other inventors and invention professionals. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion on patents, product development or marketing. Open to inventors of all ages. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Jacob Ward, Registered Patent Attorney, Ward Law Office LLC, will present ‘You Don’t Need a Patent If…’. He will take you through the steps of how and when to get a patent, or how to tell if you don’t need one at all. Come, join us, and bring your questions!

This event is free and open to the public. To register, or for more information, visit the Detroit Public Library’s Eventbrite website.

They Invented What? (No. 224)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 14, 2020

JW Note: Wishing our readers a Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!

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U.S. Patent No. 6,473,908:Garment having a buttocks cleavage revealing feature.

JW Note:  Wishing our readers a Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!

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Having fully described the invention in such clear and concise terms as to enable those skilled in the art to understand and practice the same, the invention claimed is:

1. Apparatus comprising: a garment having a buttocks covering portion; and a buttocks cleavage-revealing portion disposed at the buttocks covering portion for revealing an upper portion of a cleavage of a buttocks, the buttocks cleavage revealing portion comprises an opening extending a distance sufficient to reveal only the upper portion of the cleavage.

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