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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at Ashland University on August 2, 2018.

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

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs

With Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Ashland University, COBE Building

Sponsored by: Grow Ashland Economic Development Office

Free and open to the public

Register by email to mlacy@sbdc6.com

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They Invented What? (No. 56)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 18, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,616,089:  Method of putting. 

  putting

What is claimed is:

1. A method of gripping a putter comprising the steps:

gripping a putter grip with a dominant hand;
placing a non-dominant hand over an interior wrist portion of the dominant hand behind a thumb of the dominant hand;
resting a middle finger of the non-dominant hand on the styloid process of the dominant hand;
pressing a ring finger and a little finger of the non-dominant hand against the back of the dominant hand;
pressing the palm of the non-dominant hand against a forward surface of the putter grip as the non-dominant hand squeezes the dominant hand.

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New “Ribbon Copy” Style for U.S. Letters Patent.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 14, 2018

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Ward Law Office received the first of the “new style” Ribbon Copy or Letters Patent this past week for one of our clients (U.S. Patent No. 10,015,955).  This new style commemorates the recent issuance of the Ten Millionth U.S. patent.  It is the first time the design has been changed by the USPTO in more than 30 years.

They Invented What? (No. 55)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 12, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,025,810:  Hyper-light-speed antenna.

JW Note:  Thanks again to Michael Barclay at WSGR for bringing this one to our attention. 

  hyperlightspeed

Background:

All known radio transmissions use known models of time and space dimensions for sending the RF signal. 

The present invention has discovered the apparent existence of a new dimension capable of acting as a medium for RE signals. Initial benefits of penetrating this new dimension include sending RF signals faster than the speed of light, extending the effective distance of RF transmitters at the same power radiated, penetrating known RF shielding devices, and accelerating plant growth exposed to the by-product energy of the RF transmissions.

The following describes, in simple terms, what the present invention actually does. The present invention takes a transmission of energy, and instead of sending it through normal time and space, it pokes a small hole into another dimension, thus, sending…

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1st Richland Idea Audition, October 16, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 6, 2018

Don’t miss the 1st Richland Idea Audition, October 16th. Deadline to enter-August 30th! Get more info at tinyurl.com/y87cn72o.

They Invented What? (No. 54)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 4, 2018

JW Note: Wishing you a Safe and Happy Fourth of July, 2018!

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U.S. Design Patent No. D463998:  Lighted American flag.

  flag

JW Note:  Wishing you a Happy Fourth of July, 2007!

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6th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo by Michigan Inventors Coalition.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 27, 2018

Join the Michigan Inventors Coalition on Thursday, September 6th at the Kellogg Conference Center in Lansing, MI for our 6th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo! Come showcase your product and network with fellow inventors & business professionals. Booth space is limited to 50 this year, so be sure to sign up early. We look forward to seeing you there!

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They Invented What? (No. 53)

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

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,329,672:  Metal wire paper clip structure.

JW Note:  The paper clip – patented in 1994.  Many thanks to Michael Barclay at WSGR for bringing this one (and many others) to our attention! 

 paperclip 

We claim:

1. A metal wire paper clip comprising 

         a unitary length of spring-quality metal wire bent into an elongated configuration presenting an elongated U-shaped inner loop, an elongated U-shaped outer loop, and an arcuately-curved interconnecting portion therebetween;   

          each such U-shaped loop having an open end, a closed end, and a pair of longitudinally-extending legs;

         such closed end of the elongated U-shaped outer loop defining one longitudinal end of such bent wire elongated configuration, such inner loop being nested within such outer loop with such open end of each such U-shaped loop facing in the same longitudinal direction;

         such pair of longitudinally-extending legs of each such U-shaped loop including a free leg having a…

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