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Public PAIR To Be Retired Tomorrow, July 31, 2022

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 30, 2022

After July 31, 2022, Public PAIR will no longer be available. To access publicly available documents, guest users may access Patent Center

See the USPTO Notice and other important information about this change here.

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – August 9th, 12-1:30PM ET

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 21, 2022

To register for this free webinar: http://go.umflint.edu/ip.

Trademark e-registration certificate issuance accelerated to May 24, 2022.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 16, 2022

Via a Trademark Alert from the USPTO today:

Our Trademark and IT teams are accelerating our transition to electronic registration certificates. Starting May 24, approximately two weeks earlier than previously announced, we will begin issuing electronic registration certificates.

The new date accelerates the benefits of the electronic certificates and addresses a recent paper vendor disruption. Due to the disruption, the USPTO will not issue registration certificates between May 10 and May 23. 

Registrants will still be able to order printed presentation copies of their registration certificate beginning May 24. In the coming days we will issue a Federal Register Notice about this change.  Thank you for your patience as we move toward serving our trademark community in a more resilient and sustainable way. 

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!