Jacob M. Ward
Registered United States Patent Attorney
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, Non-Resident
Registered United States Patent Attorney.

Blogs - Jacob M. Ward, Esq.

Mr. Ward is the founding author of the legal blog “Anticipate This!” which provides light commentary on the practice of patent law, trademark law, and science & technology. 

He is also the Webmaster for the Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA).

Anticipate This! | Patent and Trademark Law Blog
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Jake Ward on Oct 23, 2014 12:23PM

They Invented What? (No. 241)

U.S. Patent No. D250,901: Toy figure. JW Note: A spooky TIW? in view of the upcoming Halloween holiday. Hat tip to the Creepy IP series at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The ornamental design for a toy figure, substantially as shown.Filed under: They Invented What?

Jake Ward on Oct 10, 2014 09:28AM

A Statue for Toulmin.

Originally posted on Anticipate This!? | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
In the smallcity of Springfield, Ohio, now stands an 8-footstatue dedicated to the Wright Brother’s patent attorney, Harry Toulmin. Mr. Toulmin was the patent lawyer whoprepared and prosecutedthe patent for Wilbur and Orville Wright’s flying machine . . . yes, the original airplane. According…

Jake Ward on Aug 04, 2014 09:33AM

They Invented What? (No. 240)

U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158: Diane’s manna. JW Note: Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention. Guy tells us that his favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line 24: “Exhibit G has a combination that is so strong after you quit taking it, that every drug manufacturer on this planet will be […]

Kristen Fries on Jun 19, 2014 06:42AM

Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled

Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelledsix of the Washington Redskins’ trademarks, all of which involved the term “redskins.” The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) concluded that “Redskins” was disparaging of Native Americans. The full opinion of the TTAB can be found here. The USPTO also issued a media fact sheet explaining […]

Kristen Fries on Jun 16, 2014 04:48AM

Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies

The Supreme Court of the United States holds a defendant, in a patent infringement suit, is not liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. 271(a) when no one has directly infringed under35 U.S.C. 271(a) or any other statutory provision. (Supreme Court 2014, 12-786) The opinion for a unanimous Court was delivered by Justice Alito. […]