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Jacob “Jake” Ward, Intellectual Property Attorney: New Patent Rules for 2017

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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 meeting updates:


• Budgeting For Your Invention
• Commercialize Your Invention
• Invention Checklist and Questionnaire
• Manufacturing Processes
• Crowd Funding Boot Camp


"Meetings are generally held the 2nd Thursday of every month to discuss topics related to inventors."

We usually have a guest speaker from the world of inventing or a related field. Meetings are 90 minutes long from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Most meetings are held in Meeting Room #2 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

In collaboration with Science & Technology Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library ( and Optic Lingo (


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