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They Invented What? (No. 72)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 9, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 1,142,326:  Combined scarecrow and advertising device.

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Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: — 

1.  A scare crow comprising a horizontal bar pivoted upon an upright axis, a vane thereon whereby the bar will be turned around its pivot by the wind, and a garment hanger carried by said bar.

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County in Mount Vernon, OH on November 8, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County – 201 N. Mulberry St, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Understanding intellectual property (IP) as a business tool is important for both established companies and entrepreneurs. Every established business has IP, in one form or another. IP also has value for entrepreneurs and start-ups, as a way to secure funding and grow new businesses. Licensing of IP can also be an effective way of monetizing new ideas and inventions.

In this seminar, Registered Patent Attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of IP law, and explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He will be available to answer your questions about these important topics. The service is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the library at 740-392-2665 ext. 243 or communityrelations@knox.net

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Marysville Public Library in Marysville, OH on November 7, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 3, 2018

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Marysville Public Library – 231 S Plum St, Marysville, Ohio 43040

Understanding intellectual property (IP) as a business tool is important for both established companies and entrepreneurs. Every established business has IP, in one form or another. IP also has value for entrepreneurs and start-ups, as a way to secure funding and grow new businesses. Licensing of IP can also be an effective way of monetizing new ideas and inventions.

In this seminar, Registered Patent Attorney Jake Ward will provide an overview of IP law, and explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He will be available to answer your questions about these important topics. The service is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the library at (937) 642-1876 or ask@marysvillelib.org.

They Invented What? (No. 71)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 1, 2018

JW Note: Hoping all had a Safe and Scary Halloween 2018!

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JW Note:  Wishing you a Safe and Scary Halloween 2007! 

U.S. Pat. No. 5,569,036:  Custom fit teeth. 

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What is claimed is:

1. A method of preparing an anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth apparatus for use in a human mouth with human teeth, comprising the steps of:

(a) molding an anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth having an interior cavity;
(b) thereafter inserting an impression compound into said interior cavity;
(c) thereafter coating said interior cavity with said impression compound forming a liner whereby an anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly is formed;
(d) thereafter positioning said anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly over at least one of said human teeth in said mouth;
(e) thereafter waiting 3 to 10 minutes with said anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly in position whereby said impression compound sets; and
(f) thereafter removing said anatomically disproportionate artificial tooth assembly from said mouth.

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