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They Invented What? (No. 24)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 14, 2017

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 4,858,627:  Smoker’s hat.


What is claimed is:

1. A portable hat system for enabling the smoking of tobacco-type products without affecting the environment comprising:
         hat means for covering the head of a smoker; 
         means for intaking ambient air into the hat means, the intake ambient air flowing in front of the smoker’s face when the hat is worn by the smoker; 
         separate filter means for removing combustion products released by the smoker into the intake ambient air to produce filtered air; and
         means for exhausting the filtered air from the hat means. 

2. The portable hat system according to claim 1, further comprising a visor dependingly attached to said hat means and covering the face of the smoker when the hat means is worn by the smoker.

3. The portable hat system according to claim 2 further comprising staging means for supporting…

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Presentation at Putnam County District Library – September 18, 2017.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 11, 2017

Learn about Intellectual Property Law and Patents with Jacob M. Ward, Registered U.S. Patent Attorney


Monday, September 18, 2017 – 6:00pm

Ottawa Location: 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, Ohio 45875.

Jacob Ward will be our guest speaker at the Ottawa location of the Putnam County District Library. He will be presenting an informative program on intellectual property, patents, trademarks , and copyrights, especially how it relates to DIY inventors and business entrepreneurs. He will cover various types, give examples and afterwards lead a question and answer session, please join us.

Registration recommended by calling 419-523-3747. For more information, you may visit the library website here.

Presentation to Akron Inventor’s Club – September 14, 2017.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 11, 2017

The Akron Inventor’s Club is hosting a seminar on “Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs” on Thursday, September 14, 2017.


Registered Patent Attorney Jacob “Jake” Ward will talk about the importance of Patents for the independent inventor and small business owner. Jake is a founding partner of Ward Law Office LLC in Tiffin, Ohio. He is also a registered Canadian Patent Agent as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law. He is the founding author of the legal blog “Anticipate This”. Prior to starting his legal practice, Jake was a Materials Chemist for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.


[ 5:30 – 6:00 pm ]  Doors Open.
[ 6:00 – 6:15 pm ]  Introduction by Craig Miloscia from Akron Inventors Club.
[ 6:15 – 7:00 pm ]  Jacob “Jake” Ward talk on “Patently Good Ideas”
[ 7:00 – 7:30 pm ]  Inventors Forum.

For more information, or to RSVP for the seminar, go to: