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Ward Law Office – Announcement and Best Wishes for 2022!

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 26, 2021

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

Ward Law Office LLC (WLO), an “IP boutique” law firm headquartered in Tiffin, Ohio, USA, is excited to announce the opening of a new location in Southfield, Michigan.

Beginning in January 2022, WLO will have a branch office located at the Centrepolis Accelerator on the campus of Lawrence Technological University. We are very excited about this growth and the opportunities it will present for assisting clients with intellectual property needs in the future. 

WLO is also approaching a 5th Year Anniversary in January. Our passion since inception has been helping inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses. It is our goal to both educate our clients on how to secure valuable patent and trademark protection, and to provide high quality services at affordable rates.

Moving into the new year, WLO has grown to nearly 20 total employees, all of whom share this same passion. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to making our clients successful. We couldn’t be prouder of the WLO team and the excellent work they do for our clients on a daily basis.

Finally, as we approach this important milestone, we would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude. We appreciate all you who have placed trust in WLO to assist in your important matters, or who have otherwise been great resources and business partners in this journey.

Thank you again and wishing you all much prosperity and success in 2022 and beyond!

Assistant Office Manager at Ward Law Office, Full-time Remote Position

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 16, 2021

Ward Law Office LLC (WLO) is a virtual “IP boutique” law firm with attorneys and staff located primarily in Ohio and Michigan. WLO has an immediate opening for an Assistant Office Manager with 10+ years experience. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and will be familiar with legal forms and procedures for filing patent and trademark documents at the USPTO. Experience with docketing practices including the AppColl intellectual property management software is preferred. This is a full-time remote position with opportunities for training and advancement in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.

WLO represents a wide variety of clients ranging from independent inventors to Fortune 500 companies, in many different industries and technologies. The firm was founded to provide high quality patent and trademark services while also being flexible to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our passion is helping and educating inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. If you share this passion, we are the right firm for you.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Kristi Ward, Business Manager, at kristi@wardpatent.com. For more information about the firm, applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.wardpatent.com.

Garçon Wines Featured in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 12, 2021

Ward Law Office congratulates client Garçon Wines for being featured in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021!

SPECIAL MENTION: The standard glass wine bottle was created to meet the shipping needs of the 19th century. London-based Garçon Wines believes it’s invented one that meets the needs of today. The Flat Wine Bottle is exactly what it sounds like. Made entirely from lightweight recycled materials, it’s 87% lighter and 40% smaller than an average glass bottle, reducing emissions by saving on shipping space and weight. 

Associate Patent Attorney or Agent at Ward Law Office, Full-time Remote Position

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 8, 2021

Ward Law Office LLC (WLO) is a virtual “IP boutique” law firm with attorneys and staff located primarily in Ohio and Michigan. WLO has an immediate opening for an associate patent attorney or agent with 1-7 years experience. This is a full-time remote position with opportunities for training and advancement in a fast-paced and rewarding environment. The position has a billable hour requirement of 1500 hours per year.

WLO represents a wide variety of clients ranging from independent inventors to Fortune 500 companies, in many different industries and technologies. The firm was founded to provide high quality patent and trademark services while also being flexible to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our passion is helping and educating inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. If you share this passion, we are the right firm for you.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Kristi Ward, Business Manager, at kristi@wardpatent.com. For more information about the firm, applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.wardpatent.com.

2021 Inventors Summit, Online Via Zoom. October 13th-16th!

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 25, 2021

Ward Law Office is proud to once again sponsor the 2021 Inventors Summit, Online via Zoom. October 13th-16th!

Amazing speakers and great opportunities to network with other inventors, entrepreneurs, and experts. Sign-up today!

Upcoming IGA Inventors Meeting, with Special Guest – Former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu – “What value do patents offer to independent inventors today?” – Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1PM Pacific/4PM Eastern.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 12, 2021

Inventors, what questions do you have for past USPTO Director Andrei Iancu? We know you have at least a couple! 
 
If you are filing patent applications, we highly encourage you to attend our next meeting on Saturday June 19th at 1pm Pacific featuring Andrei as our speaker! Co-Founder Stephen Key and IPWatchdog.com Founder Gene Quinn will be our moderators!
 
Personally, Stephen is looking forward to asking Andrei if there’s such a thing as a bad patent. We will also be asking him what the USPTO can do to strengthen the patent system! 
 
In celebration of this special event, you could win one of the following awesome prizes for attending: 
 
—    Help writing a better provisional patent application (PPA) via the program SmartIP.
—    Patentability search by a registered patent attorney at Ward Law Office LLC 
—    PPA review by patent agent Kevin Prince 
 
Everyone who attends will receive a link to download Stephen’s book “Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent” at no cost. 

Note: We have a max of 500 participants: Please show up early to ensure you are able to join in on the discussion. If our meeting maxes out, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Link to Join Zoom Meeting on June 19th:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84200174300?pwd=OVJjMjlOMS9ybGs0cXdDcEhoQjN6QT09
Meeting ID: 842 0017 4300
Passcode: 907762
 

Terms: By joining this meeting, you agree to the following terms:

  • This meeting will be recorded. By signing up for any and all Inventors Online Meetings, you permit IGA to take screenshots and videos of meetings for internal and public purposes.
  • Please be respectful of everyone. You will be removed from the meeting if you are not professional throughout the meeting.
  • No soliciting, advertising your own service or product, spamming the chat box, or going off topic. Do not disclose anything including your product or product idea that isn’t already public information.
  • IGA does not give legal advice.
  • The amount of time each person can talk will be limited. When appropriate, a red card will be held up to state that your time is up. Please be respectful of your time given.
  • Please stay muted, and avoid talking over another participant.

Please turn on your video if you are able to. It is not required, but to create an interactive online inventing community, we would appreciate you leaving your video on.

U.S. Patent No. 11,000,000 Issued Today, May 11, 2021.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 11, 2021

USTR Statement on White House Support for Waiving IP Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 5, 2021