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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

IN IP LAW

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.

To RSVP for this event, click here.

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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Patently Good Ideas: IP Program Series at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library – May 2019.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 2, 2019

They Invented What? (No. 97)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 2, 2019

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 3,962,748:  TV control device.

What is claimed is:

1. A TV control device for rotating a dial of a TV set, from an area distant from the set, said TV control device comprising
          a rod-like member of variable adjustable length having a handle at one end, said rod-like member being independent from a TV set and comprising a plurality of telescoped sections and fastening means for releasably affixing the sections in position relative to each other, each of the sections of the rod-like member being of substantially hollow rectangular configuration;
          a head part detachably secured at the opposite end of the rod-like member for cooperating with the dial of a TV set in a manner whereby a user in an area distant from the set selectively rotates the dial via the rod-like member, said head part being independent from a TV set but removably…

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