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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at University of Michigan – Flint on November 16, 2017.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 12, 2017

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Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – November Events.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 5, 2017

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law to Marion Area Chamber of Commerce on November 9, 2017.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 5, 2017
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DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2017     Add to Calendar
   
TIME: 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
   
PLACE: Marion Area Chamber Inside Harding Centre 267 West Center Street Marion, OH Garden Room
   
  *Bagels & coffee will be served!*
This event is free!-
   
PRESENTER: Jacob Ward, Registered Patent Attorney
   
TOPIC: PATENTLY GOOD IDEAS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS
   
DESCRIPTION: All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another. Entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend.
   
RSVP: by Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at noon, by clicking RSVP Now! below, by email reply, or by calling 740.382.2181.
   
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Happy Halloween 2017 from Ward Law Office!

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 31, 2017

We have made a number of Halloween “They Invented What?” posts at the AT! blog over the years.  Who knew patents can be scary, right?

These various Halloween TIW? posts can be seen here.  Enjoy!

 

Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at University of Michigan – Flint on November 16, 2017.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 25, 2017

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1:00-3:30 p.m.

Flint Ferris Wheel
615 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502
Third floor

Are you an artist, writer, inventor or entrepreneur who wants to protect ownership of your work?

  • Learn why it is important to protect ideas and intellectual property
  • Learn about trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents
  • Learn how to navigate complicated legal structures
  • Discover why protecting your ideas is as important as the idea itself

Parking

Downtown Flat Lot $1/hr, 125 E. Kearsley St., Flint, 48502
Or metered parking on the street, $1/hr

Register

Register at the door


This free seminar is presented by Ward Law Office LLC,  University of Michigan-Flint EDA University Center100K Ideas, and Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

For more information, visit https://www.umflint.edu/cced/intellectual-property-law.

Presenting at Braintree Business Incubator on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – November 15, 2017.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 18, 2017

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PATENTLY GOOD IDEAS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Every business has intellectual property (IP), in one form or another. Protecting IP is important, but it can also be expensive. With startups especially, every dollar matters. Therefore, deciding whether and how to spend funds on IP protection is a key question that should be answered in the early stages of every new business.

Find out what kind of IP protection your business needs, at “Patently Good Ideas” a workshop with attorney Jake Ward. The seminar will be given on Wednesday, November 15th, from 9:30-11:30am at the Braintree Building in Mansfield.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Entrepreneurs and established businesses are encouraged to attend.

Attendees are asked to register in advance at http://conta.cc/2yq6X6N

Ward Law Office LLC

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 12, 2017

Ward Law Office LLC is a boutique law firm specializing in the practice of patent and trademark law. We are committed to providing inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses with personal and professional services.

To learn more, visit us at http://wardpatent.com/.

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They Invented What? (No. 21)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 12, 2017

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

JW Note:  In light of the upcoming Halloween, I considered this an appropriate “TIW?”.  Enjoy!

U.S. Pat. No. 6,725,510:  Inclining coffin.

 coffin 

What is claimed is:

1. A coffin, comprising: a pair of longitudinally extending side walls, each having a top edge and a lower edge, a pair of end walls extending substantially perpendicularly between the side walls, the side walls and end walls together defining an internal volume for containing a deceased person, the side walls divided transversely by a seam to define a first longitudinal portion and a second longitudinal portion, the top edge and lower edge are substantially planar between the first longitudinal portion and second longitudinal portion when the coffin is selectively in a planar position; a pair of inclination hinges, each mounted at the top edge between the first longitudinal portion and a second longitudinal portion, the inclination hinges allow the first longitudinal…

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