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Definition of “Ward” (Verb): To Guard or Protect.

Posted in General Commentary, Our Firm by Jake Ward on April 7, 2023

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WARD (verb): To guard or protect.

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Docketing Specialist at Ward Law Office, Full-time Remote Position

Posted in Our Firm by Jake Ward on January 26, 2023

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 a Docketing Specialist with 2+ years’ experience in IP docketing. This position will report to the Operations Manager and will assist with docketing of all legal matters of the law firm. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and experience with docketing practices including the AppColl intellectual property management software. Familiarity with legal forms and procedures for filing patent and trademark documents at the USPTO, and a willingness to assist our rapidly growing firm in other legal tasks, is also 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 For more information about the firm, applicants are encouraged to visit our website at

Ward Law Office – Thank You and Best Wishes for 2023!

Posted in General Commentary, Our Firm by Jake Ward on December 30, 2022

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

Ward Law Office LLC (WLO), an “IP boutique” located in Southfield, Michigan and Tiffin, Ohio, would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all of you who have trusted our law firm this past year to assist with your patent and trademark needs. We would also like to thank those who have been great resources and business partners to both us and our clients during this time.

Moving into 2023, we are pleased to announce that WLO has now grown to a total of 22 employees and serves over 750 clients worldwide. This is growth that we truly could not have imagined several years ago, when we first opened our doors with just 3 employees. This sustained growth over time is proof enough to us that we are doing it right, and that our clients appreciate all our efforts in protecting their valuable intellectual property.

As many of you know, WLO has also evolved into a robust “virtual” practice over the past few years. In fact, we now have virtual offices throughout the United States, with personnel located in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, and Hawaii. While operating in this virtual working environment daily, our attorneys and staff have remained dedicated to making our clients successful no matter where they are located. The entire WLO team is passionate about providing high quality services at rates affordable to both entrepreneurs and established businesses alike. We couldn’t be more proud of the team of professionals we have assembled at WLO, and the excellent work they do for our clients every day.

If you have any questions at all about patents, trademarks or copyrights, do not hesitate to contact WLO by any of the following methods:

  • Via telephone at either (419) 408-5500 (Ohio Office) or (248) 579-2197 (Michigan Office);

As always, WLO does not charge for initial consultations. We would be pleased to speak with you about strategies for protecting your intellectual property at your convenience.

Thank you again and wishing you all much prosperity and success in 2023 and beyond!

Best regards,

Jake Ward

Founding Member

Ward Law Office | Registered Patent Attorney