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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at Tiffin-Seneca Chamber of Commerce on September 13, 2018.

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

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Tiffin-Seneca IP Seminar

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with SIEDC, will host a free seminar called “Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs.” The special event will take place Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00-8:00 pm in the Chamber Building at 19 W. Market Street, Suite B, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.

Jacob M. Ward, Registered Patent Attorney from Ward Law Office of Tiffin, will present the course. He will explain the basics of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and how businesses and entrepreneurs can use these business tools to their advantage.

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend. This seminar is free and open to the public. Please register by calling Ward Law Office at 419-408-5500 or by emailing info@wardpatent.com.

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They Invented What? (No. 64)

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

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,569,026:  TV Movies that talk back.

 TVtalkback

What is claimed is:

1. A video apparatus for simulating a voice conversation between a human viewer of the apparatus and a talking video character, the apparatus comprising:

first means for controlling reading of video frames from a record carrier means to provide a first video frame sequence associated with a plurality of alternative second video frame sequences, wherein the video frames include representations of the talking character;
second means for controlling reading of video frames from a record carrier means to provide access to at least one of said alternative second video frame sequences before the end of said first video frame sequence;
means for generating audio representations of voice sounds during said video frame sequences to provide one side of the simulated voice conversation;
means for communicating to said human viewer during said first video frame…

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