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Presentation to Akron Inventor’s Club – March 9, 2017.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 9, 2017

The Akron Inventor’s Club is hosting a seminar on “Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs” on Thursday, March 9, 2017.


Registered Intellectual Property Attorney Jacob “Jake” Ward will talk about “New Patent Rules for 2017”. Included in talk he’ll explain the different types of intellectual Property, what they cover and how to obtain protection. Jake is a founding partner of Ward Law Office LLC in Tiffin, Ohio. He is also a registered Canadian Patent Agent as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law. Jake is also the founding author of the legal blog “Anticipate This!”


[ 5:30 – 6:00 pm ]  Doors Open.
[ 6:00 – 6:15 pm ]  Introduction by Craig Miloscia from Akron Inventors Club.
[ 6:15 – 7:00 pm ]  Jacob “Jake” Ward talk on “New Patent Rules for 2017!”
[ 7:00 – 7:30 pm ]  Inventors Forum.

For more information, or to RSVP for the seminar, go to:

New Attorney Announcement – AJ Wenn

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 1, 2017

Ward Law Office is pleased to announce that Anthony “AJ” Wenn has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Wenn is a Registered Patent Attorney and admitted to the bar in Illinois. AJ holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences, with a Minor in Chemistry, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was the Intellectual Property Law Society President, AIPLA Representative, and participated in Intellectual Property Moot Court. He has also previously worked as a Staff Attorney in Columbus, Ohio, performing quality control for large electronic discovery cases. We are pleased to welcome AJ to the growing intellectual property practice at Ward Law Office.

Ward Law Office LLC

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 2, 2017


The Anticipate This! blog is pleased to announce the formation of Ward Law Office LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the practice of patent and trademark law. We are committed to providing inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses with personal and professional services. We are also flexible to meet your unique needs.

Our clients range from independent inventors and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The law firm has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide variety of technical disciplines, including mechanical, chemical, and electrical. We are also experienced in the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications.

Furthermore, Ward Law Office fosters close relationships with intellectual property law firms in many foreign countries. Through these relationships, we are able to provide clients with IP services both in the United States and worldwide.

Ward Law Office LLC was founded to provide an unparalleled level of service in intellectual property protection. 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 rates affordable to independent inventors and businesses.

For more information, please visit the firm’s website at, or call the office at 419-408-5500.  Thank you.

They Invented What? (No. 11)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 6, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,004,596:  Sealed crustless sandwich.

596 FIG 1 


A sealed crustless sandwich for providing a convenient sandwich without an outer crust which can be stored for long periods of time without a central filling from leaking outwardly. The sandwich includes a lower bread portion, an upper bread portion, an upper filling and a lower filling between the lower and upper bread portions, a center filling sealed between the upper and lower fillings, and a crimped edge along an outer perimeter of the bread portions for sealing the fillings therebetween. The upper and lower fillings are preferably comprised of peanut butter and the center filling is comprised of at least jelly. The center filling is prevented from radiating outwardly into and through the bread portions from the surrounding peanut butter.


We claim:

1. A sealed crustless sandwich, comprising:

a first bread layer having a first perimeter surface coplanar…

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They Invented What? (No. 10)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 15, 2016

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U.S. Published Application No. 20060071122:  Full body teleportation system.


A pulsed gravitational wave wormhole generator system that teleports a human being through hyperspace from one location to another.


1. A full body teleportation system consisting of: generating a pulsed gravitational wave which propagates through a magnetic vortex wormhole generator; and generating a wormhole with the magnetic vortex generator whereby the pulsed gravitational wave traverses through the wormhole and enters into hyperspace where the wave is enormously magnified due to the lower speed of light in that dimension.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the step of generating the pulsed gravitational wave comprises: using two granite stone obelisks; mounting monochromatic-wave toroidal waveguides on top of each obelisk to create a rotating, twisting, propagating gravitational wave through the vertical axis of each obelisk; and creating a cylindrical compression and expansion in each obelisk to produce a…

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Presenting at Tolloty Technology Incubator on Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business – October 7, 2016.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 5, 2016

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business.

The Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering: inventions, patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Where: SBDC, Kent State Tuscarawas, Tolloty Technology Incubator, 1776 Tech Park Drive, NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

When: Friday October 7, 2016 from 9 to 11 a.m.

All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another. Entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend.

Jacob M. Ward, Registered Patent Attorney with the law firm of Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC, will present the seminar. The program is free and open to the public.

More details about the program and a registration form may be found here.  Offered free of charge but you must register in advance by contacting the SBDC at 330.308.7522 or

They Invented What? (No. 9)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 20, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,055,910:  Toy gas fired missile and launcher assembly.



Flatulence is the accumulation of excessive gas in the stomach or intestine. Because flatulence may be socially embarrassing, it is one of the most common complaints encountered in medical practice. Although a number of factors have been implicated in its pathogenesis, sometimes no cause can be found and it may therefore prove refractory to treatment. Thus, serious discussions of flatulence have led to little more than home remedies, largely empirically derived. Only in the last three decades has there emerged a science of flatology  . . . .

A recreational activity practiced by some individuals is ignition of one’s own flatus. This is performed by using a lit match or candle, or a cigarette lighter. So widespread is this activity that there are web sites on the Internet devoted exclusively to explaining proper lighting techniques.

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They Invented What? (No. 8)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 27, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,982,161:  Process for the utilization of ruminant animal methane emissions.


I claim: 

1. A method for producing methane-utilizing microorganisms in a confined apparatus comprising using the methane exhaled through ruminant animal exhalation as a source of carbon and/or energy for the growth of said microorganisms, comprising:
    a. collecting methane gas that has been exhaled through ruminant animal exhalation,
    b. providing methane-utilizing microorganisms which can use said methane as a source of carbon and/or energy for growth,
    c. providing a growth-culture medium which promotes the growth of said microorganisms, including a nutrient substrate and/or a microorganism immobilization means,
    d. providing a means for the directed mutual-exposure of said methane, said microorganisms, and said growth-culture medium, including a means for the capture and conveyance of said methane and a means for confining said microorganisms, said growth-culture medium, and said methane to a…

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