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They Invented What? (No. 101)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 15, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 7,090,268:   Dog waste catcher and holder.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A dog waste catcher and holder comprising:
          a loop shaped device;
          a carrying rod;
          means of securing the loop shaped device to an end of the carrying rod in parallel fashion; and
          a plastic bag placed inside the loop shaped device, wherein an upper portion of the bag is folded over the loop shaped device and bag ends are tied to the end of the rod.

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They Invented What? (No. 100)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 5, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,533,697: Mouse pad with beverage holder.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A mouse pad, comprising a generally rectangular sheet of mouse pad material having associated therewith a retaining means for retaining a beverage container, wherein said generally rectangular sheet also has a notch formed therein and a projection extending therefrom, and said projection has at least one dimension greater than three and one-half inches, and said notch is substantially similar in size and configuration to said projection.

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International Trademark Association (INTA 2019) Annual Meeting in Boston.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 19, 2019

Ward Law Office will be in Boston the next few days, visiting clients and stopping by INTA 2019. If you happen to see me, feel free to say “Hello.” #INTA2019 #INTABoston

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Presenting “Patently Good Ideas: IP Law For Business and Entrepreneurs” at the Ferris Wheel in Flint, MI – May 16, 2019.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 14, 2019

They Invented What? (No.99)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 14, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,996,127: Wearable device for feeding and observing birds and other flying animals.

 

I claim:

1. A device for feeding and observing flying animals comprising:
         a hat, the hat including a front portion and a rear portion;
         a first support mounted on the hat and extending forward of the front portion of the hat; and
         a feeder configured to contain food for flying animals mounted on the first support, wherein the flying animals can be observed while they feed.

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Presenting “Patently Good Ideas: IP Law For Business and Entrepreneurs” at the Ferris Wheel in Flint, MI – May 16, 2019.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 11, 2019

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Presenting on “You Don’t Need A Patent If…” to the Akron Inventors’ Club on May 9, 2019.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 8, 2019

Akron

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019. from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Meeting Room 2AB, Akron Main Library, 60 S High St · Akron, Ohio

Details:
Do you need a patent to be a successful inventor or business owner? Do you have to have a patent to have protection on your intellectual property? Registered Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward will introduce us to some scenarios of where an inventor just might not need a patent! Join us as Jake presents an informative program “You Don’t Need a Patent If…”.

Mr. Ward is a founding partner of Ward Law Office LLC, located in Tiffin, Ohio. He is also a registered Canadian Patent Agent. Jacob is the founding author of the legal blog “Anticipate This!” as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law.

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They Invented What? (No. 98)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 8, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,905,406: Method and apparatus for attracting insects.

 

I claim:

1. Process for attracting insects above one’s head comprising the steps of:
          a. securing a member coated or impregnated with an insect attractant to one end of a longitudinal member;
          b. clipping the other end of the longitudinal member onto a hat; and,
          c. spacing the coated member on said longitudinal member a substantial distance above said hat;
          d. placing the hat upon one’s head thus attracting said insects to a position substantially above one’s head.

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