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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


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

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.

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They Invented What? (No. 98)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 8, 2019

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

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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