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PPA (Provisional Patent Application) Common Questions Answered – with Patent Attorney Jake Ward

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 28, 2020

Importance of Using a Registered Patent Practitioner.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on April 13, 2021

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mousetrap

Most anyone who has been involved in the filing of a patent application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will tell you this – the patenting process is complicated.  It is full of strange rules.  To make matters worse, these rules seem to be in a constant state of flux.  As a result, the patenting process presents many potential pitfalls for inventors, and especially for those who decide to prepare and file themselves as “pro se” or without the advice of counsel.

Many patent practitioners can recall stories where pro se applicants have ultimately turned to them to fix their patent applications, or to otherwise complete prosecution from the inventors at the USPTO.  Some of these stories are quite famous, including the story of the Wright brothers’ patent attorney, Harry Toulmin, to whom the brothers turned after the patent application they had drafted themselves was rejected by the USPTO.  Unfortunately, depending on the state of the patent application filed, or…

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Patent Attorney Humor.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 27, 2021

They Invented What? (No. 146)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 9, 2021

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,681,419:  Forehead support apparatus.

 urinal

What is claimed is:

1. A forehead support for resting a standing user’s forehead above a wall mounted urinal comprising: a mounting member adapted for substantially permanent attachment to an upright bathroom wall above the urinal; a forehead support member attached to and extending from said mounting member; said forehead support defining an elastically deformable or resilient forehead support surface which is spaced from the wall a distance sufficient for the user to lean his forehead thereagainst and be supported while using the commode or urinal.

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Webinar titled “Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs,” January 21, 2021 at 5:30PM.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 21, 2021

Feel free to join us this evening for a webinar on IP Basics for Business. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Ohio SBDC at Cleveland Urban League. RSVP at the below weblink.

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs (ohio.gov)

Part 3 – PPA – How are your international rights affected when you file a PPA?

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 5, 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 31, 2020

JW Note: Wishing a Happy New Year to all (including our soon-to-be robot overlords)!

Part 2 – PPA Common Questions Answered – with Patent Attorney Jake Ward

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 29, 2020