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John Rizvi

Board Certified Patent Attorney & Adjunct Professor of Patent Law
  • Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • Florida, New York, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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My name is John Rizvi - The Patent Professor ®. For a FREE consultation about your new idea, call me at 1-877-Pat-Professor (1-877-728-7763).

Having been an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law for over 18 years at Nova Law School, I've developed a plain and easy-to-understand approach to patents that I've perfected during my career.

I offer competitive flat-fee services for patent work so you don't have to deal with the uncertainty of budgeting for legal work on an hourly-fee basis.

I am a Board Certified Specialist in patents and one of the first attorneys in the country to receive this recognition.

Prior to starting my practice, I received my training from the best patent attorneys in the world at the legendary New York City patent powerhouse of Fish & Neave. My former law firm patented the Wright Brothers airplane, Thomas Edison's lightbulb, and Alexander Graham Bell's telephone.

Former clients of mine have sold their patent rights for over $100 million dollars, prompting me to author the best-selling book, Think & Grow Rich for Inventors, endorsed by Kevin Harrington, one of the original sharks on Shark Tank responsible for the launch of over 500 products with gross world-wide sales of over 5 billion dollars.

I am AV-rated by Martindale Hubbel and have a 10/10 AVVO rating and am one of the first attorneys in the country to be Board Certified as a specialist in patent law.

Call for a FREE CONSULTATION today at (954) 905-2245.

Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyrights
Fees
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I offer competitive flat fixed-fees for patents, trademarks and copyrights. You always know up-front what your legal fees will be and never deal with the uncertainly of budgeting for legal fees on an hourly-fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
New York
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Florida Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner & Registered Patent Attorney
Gold & Rizvi, P.A.
- Current
Complete responsibility to develop and maintain patent prosecution practice including performing and coordinating patentability searches, validity/infringement opinions, and prosecution of mechanical, electromechanical, business method, e-commerce, and software related applications. Practice encompasses all facets of intellectual property practice including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. Extensive experience in litigation, , prosecution, and transactional matters including negotiating and drafting license agreements, contract evaluation, and the preparation of intellectual property due diligence investigations and reports.
Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law. Responsibilities include developing and teaching courses and clinical training relating to all aspects of intellectual property practice including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing.
Registered Patent Attorney
Fish & Neave
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Patent prosecution responsibilities with emphasises on mechanical, electromechanical, business method, e-commerce, and software related applications. Extensive transactional and litigation experience including negotiating and drafting license agreements, contract evaluation, preparing intellectual property due diligence and audit reports, drafting and filing pleadings, briefs, motions, legal memoranda and all aspects of pretrial discovery including initial disclosures, interrogatories, requests for production, responses, document review and production, subpoenas, requests for admissions, preparing deposition outlines, and second-chairing depositions.
Registered Patent Agent
Malloy & Malloy
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Extensive patent prosecution experience including drafting and prosecution of numerous utility patent applications, patentability searches and opinions, responses to office actions, amendments, validity/infringement opinions, and all related legal research and memoranda. Trademark prosecution including searches and applications.
Structural Engineer
Wingerter Laboratories, Inc.
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Prepared engineering evaluations and design reports relating to subsurface structural conditions, settlement investigations, soil hearing capacity, drainage, water percolation statistics, and foundation recommendations. Also responsible for preparing structural design load calculations, drafting detail sheets, and preparing specifications for structural plans including evaluating hurricane, fire and collision damaged structures.
Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Honors: Inter-American Law Review Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society Dean's list Every Term 1997 Who's Who in American Law Schools
Florida Institute of Technology
B.S. (1992) | Civil Engineering
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Honors: President, Chi Epsilon - Civil Engineering Honor Society Recipient of the Florida Full Tuition Scholarship 1989-1992 Dean's list, every term Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
Activities: Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
Awards
Best of the Bar
South Florida Business Journal
Selected for "Best of the Bar" Award by The South Florida Business Journal which recognizes South Florida attorneys for their dedication to excellence in the field of law based upon confidential surveys of practicing lawyers and members of the judiciary.
AV-Rating for Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Martindale Hubbel Law Directory
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the gold standard in attorney ratings, recognize lawyers rated by their peers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. An elite group of just 8 percent of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services.
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 317240
Member
- Current
New York State Bar # 1997 - Current
Member
- Current
United States Patent & Trademark Office # 41,271
Registered Patent Attorney
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Think & Grow Rich for Inventors, Barnes & Noble Book Signing, Barnes & Noble, Fort Lauderdale
Barnes & Noble
Book signing by John Rizvi of his best-selling book for inventors entitled "Think & Grow Rich for Inventors".
TEDx Talk: Patent & Profit from Your Ideas, TEDx, Pembroke Pines, Florida
TEDx West Broward High
TEDx talk based upon the theme DREAMING BOLDLY and focusing on the importance of inventors patenting their ideas.
Patenting Pitfalls for the General Practitioner, Florida Bar Approved Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Florida Bar Approved Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
Florida bar approved continuing legal education (CLE) seminar for lawyers focusing on common pitfalls in patent practice.
Preservation of Legal Rights in Medical Innovations, Florida International Medical Exposition, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Florida International Medical Exposition
Featured speaker on patenting medical devices, software, and procedures at the FIME Expo at the Broward County Convention Center.
Patenting Essentials for the Non-Specialist, Florida Bar Approved Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Florida Bar Approved Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
Florida bar approved continuing legal education (CLE) seminar for lawyers focusing on the essentials of patent practice for non-specialists.
International Trade Secret Protection in Central America & the Caribbean, Tradewinds International Business Conference, Miami, Florida
Tradewinds International Business Conference
Featured speaker for Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "International Trade Secret Protection in Central America & the Caribbean".
Mining Patents for Competitive Intelligence, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Miami, Florida
Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
Featured speaker for Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "Mining Patents for Competitive Intelligence".
Patent Protection for New Ideas, Inventor's Society of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Inventor's Society of South Florida
Florida bar approved continuing legal education (CLE) seminar for lawyers focusing on the essentials of patent practice for non-specialists.
Licensing Your Intellectual Property, Inventor's Society of South Florida, Boca Raton, florida
Inventor's Society of South Florida
Featured speaker on patent licensing at the Inventor's Society of South Florida
Certifications
Board Certified as a Specialist in Patent Attorney
Florida State Bar
Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent & Trademark Office
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog
Blog
Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog
Videos
Florida patent attorney, John Rizvi, describes simple patented ideas that made millions!

Florida Patent attorney and Adjunct Professor of patent law John Rizvi explains how simple minor improvements to existing products can and have revolutionized entire industries and made the inventor wealthy as a result. Please visit ThePatentProfessor.com for help in protecting & profiting from your idea or invention. I service inventors in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Naples, Tampa, South Florida and clients in 50 states across America, including Nevada, Texas and California.

WTVR CBS Channel 6 Interview

Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., nationally known as The Patent Professor®, was recently interviewed by The CBS 6 News Team about the best way to protect inventions through a patent. John is a popular TEDx speaker and the author of several Amazon best sellers relating to inventors. Read Full Press Release: http://thepatentprofessor.com/press-release-wtvr-cbs-channel-6-interview-prof-rizvi-patents/ Please visit ThePatentProfessor.com for help in protecting & profiting from your idea or invention. I service inventors in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Naples, Tampa, South Florida, Las Vegas, New York and clients in 50 states across America.

When Launching Your Dreams Full Throttle is the Only Option | John Rizvi | TEDxWestBrowardHigh

The theme of my TED talk is for inventor’s to follow their intuition and pursue their dreams despite the criticism and negative feedback they get along the way. In my TEDx talk, I tell the story of a client of mine that dropped out of medical school to pursue his invention. He had an idea for a surgical camera lens defogger that would solve the problem of doctor’s instrument lenses getting fogged in the operating room. Alex endured the skepticism of his peers and went against incredible odds to bring his idea to market. Today, his lens defogging device has been used in over a million surgeries and saves lives every day. He ended up selling rights to the idea for a $100 million.

Book Launch & Signing Event by Florida Patent Attorney John Rizvi

Please visit ThePatentProfessor.com for help in protecting & profiting from your idea or invention. I serve inventors in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Naples, Tampa, South Florida, Las Vegas, New Yorks and clients in 50 states across America and worldwide

Why Hire a Patent Attorney in Miami | Registered Patent Lawyers Miami 1-877-728-7763

Securing a patent is a complex process, hence the need to hire a patent agent or trademark attorney in Miami, Florida. This is a mandate of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to ensure that when an individual or a company applies for or secures a patent, everything is in its proper place from the beginning. Here’s what you should know about hiring an intellectual property attorney in Miami, FL. Your patent lawyer should be experts in Intellectual Property Law – a law pertaining to securing and protecting an inventors property rights to a unique, useful, and non-obvious invention. Aside from passing the bar exam in the state where they are practicing, they should have also passed the “patent bar exam”, a qualifying exam granting lawyers a license to represent their clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office or USPTO. These qualified lawyers are required to be experts in technical areas necessary to understand their clients’ inventions. Choose a Fort Lauderdale trademark attorney with a few years of patent law experience and knowledgeable in the area related to the invention you’re applying patent for. Why Choose John Rizvi John Rizvi is a founding partner of the firm and has focused his practice exclusively on matters relating to patent, trademark, and copyright law for the past 18 years. Miami Florida Board Certified Attorney He is one of the first group of attorneys ever to be Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Intellectual Property Law. Certification is the highest level of recognition of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Additionally, for the past 15 years, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Board Law Center where he teaches courses in intellectual property law and is the author and narrator of "Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors", part of an educational audio series produced to explain the nuances of the patenting process. He is AV Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating possible, and focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent and trademark applications, patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions, licensing, transactional support, and all aspects of intellectual property litigation. Based upon nominations taken exclusively from other practicing attorneys, John was selected as a "2004 Best of the Bar" finalist by the South Florida Business Journal. He was previously selected as a "2003 Best of the Bar" finalist and was one of only two attorneys recognized for expertise in the area of patent law. Contact John Rizvi today. Visit http://www.thepatentprofessor.com or call 1-877-728-7763!

I Love Gruesome Inventions! #HappyHalloween

What shocking #invention are you working on today, my fiendishly clever friends? Comment below, please!

Florida patent attorney, John Rizvi, describes simple patented ideas that made millions!

Florida Patent attorney and Adjunct Professor of patent law John Rizvi explains how simple minor improvements to existing products can and have revolutionized entire industries and made the inventor wealthy...

Escaping the Gray -Launching Your Idea Full Throttle by Patent Attorney John Rizvi

Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney John Rizvi's new book is geared towards inventors nationwide wanting to patent their ideas and launch new products. He showcases valuable lessons for inventors in this epilogue to his book Escaping the Gray.

Filing a Trademark Without an Attorney -The Story of Joe!

Beware of document preparation companies offering to file your #trademark. Let me tell you a sad but true story from my practice as a trademark lawyer to illustrate my point. I recently I took a phone call from the owner of an online kayak equipment retailer called Joe. I could hear the frustration and fear in his voice; anger too. His idea was in jeopardy...Watch the video above where I explain the risks associated with proceeding with a trademark application without the assistance of an attorney.

How to tell if your company or product name qualifies for a trademark

Florida patent and trademark attorney John Rizvi explains how to tell if your company or product name qualifies for a trademark.

Florida Trademark Attorneys Explains: The Only Way To Protect Your Domain Name is with a Trademark

Fort Lauderdale Intellectual Property & Trademark Attorney John Rizvi explains that the best way to protect a domain name is by filing for a trademark on it.

Proper Notice of Trademark Rights

Fort Lauderdale Patent and Trademark Attorney John Rizvi explains the importance of putting others on notice of your trademark rights.

South Florida Patent Attorney John Rizvi Think And Grow Rich For Inventors Book Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington From Shark Tank Endorses South Florida Patent Attorney John Rizvi’s New Book Think And Grow Rich For Inventors.

Inventor Success Story: Giddel Casadesus ~ Concealed Carry Pouch

How a Police Office and an inventor came up with a game-changing product in the security & law enforcement arena.

Incorporating Your Business Does Not Protect Your Company Name?

Intellectual property attorney John Rizvi debunks the popular myth that incorporating the name of a business protects the company name.

Use Your Trademark Appropriately as a Trademark?

Intellectual property attorney John Rizvi explains the importance of properly using your trademark in commerce.

What is a Trademark?

Intellectual property attorney John Rizvi explains a question about trademarks many have but are too embarrassed to ask: What is a trademark?

Do I need to make a prototype?

Today we will be speaking about invention prototypes and how they fit into the invention process.

Dangers in Delaying a Patent Filing

Today I'd like to cover the risks of delaying the filing of a patent. History has shown many inventors losing ownership rights to their ideas by delaying their patent filings and I offer real-world examples to help you avoid the same mistakes.

Confidentiality / Non-Disclosure Agreement: What You Need to Know

Today I discuss how inventor confidentiality agreements work using a real life example.

Speech by John Rizvi Before the Broward County Bar Association

The inside story about how I started my Patent Attorney Law Firm. It was a speech delivered to the Broward County Bar Association not long ago.

Is my Idea Patentable?

Professor John Rizvi addresses the age old question that every inventor has: Is my idea patentable?

Alice v. CLS Bank Software Patent Supreme Court Case Summary

Patent Attorney John Rizvi summarizes the infamous Alice v. CLS Bank software patenting case decided by the Supreme Court.

Why do I need a patent?

Board Certified Patent Attorney, John Rizvi, answers the age-old question: Why do I need a patent?

Are you far enough along with your idea to get a patent?

Patent Professor John Rizvi explains the invention disclosure worksheet used by him to help determine whether or not an idea is patentable and if an inventor is far enough along in the development of their idea to get protection.

How software patents are different

Patent Professor John Rizvi explains how software patents have to be handled with care and drafted differently than a patent on the typical mechanical "widget."

How to make money with your patented idea in three steps

Patent Professor John Rizvi explains how inventors can patent their idea and make money in three general steps.

Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

Professor John Rizvi, a Board Certified and Registered Patent Attorney addresses a common inventor question regarding whether it is saf to take an idea to an investor prior to filing for a patent.

Every Letter of a Patent Application Counts

Professor John Rizvi, a Registered Patent Attorney Board Certified in Patent Law, explains why every single letter of a patent application can be critically important.

What is the difference between a utility patent and a design patent?

In this video, patent attorney John Rizvi explains the difference between the protection afforded in a utility patent verses that provided by a design patent.

What is the difference between a provisional and a non provisional patent application?

A short video from John Rizvi, patent attorney, explaining the difference between a provisional patent application and a non-provisional patent application.

Patenting is like an egg and spoon race

Patenting an invention is like an egg and spoon race. If you go too fast, you drop the egg and get disqualified. Go to slow and somebody else gets to the finish line first and wins. Getting the patent filed FIRST and CORRECTLY requires a delicate balance of speed and precision.

Why going for your local patent attorney may not be the best choice?

Patent Attorney John Rizvi explains why a local patent attorney may not be the best choice to protect the rights to your innovation.

The Risks of an Improperly Filed Provisional Patent Application

There are certain risks of filing a provisional patent application that a lot of inventors are not aware of and that low cost document preparation companies pushing these types of patents will not tell you.

Is A Patent Search Required?

Patent Attorney John Rizvi answers an important question: Is a patent search required?

Is it safe to search for an invention using public search engines?

Is it safe to conduct a patent search online using public search engines?

What happens after you file a patent?

Patent Attorney John Rizvi explains what happens after a patent is filed.

Do I need a working prototype in order to get a patent?

In this video, patent attorney John Rizvi explains that there is no requirement that an inventor make a prototype in order to get a patent.

Importance of Keeping your new idea confidential until you file for a patent

In this video, Patent Attorney John Rizvi discusses the importance of keeping your new idea confidential until you are able to apply for a patent on it.

Can I do the Patent search myself?

Patent Attorney John Rizvi talks about the risks of an inventor conducting their own patent search.

Alexander Graham Bell v Elisha Gray Patenting First Controversy

Whoever files a patent first wins. Patenting first is what the game is all about. In this video, patent attorney John Rizvi discusses the famous controversy regarding the invention and patenting of the telephone.

The Patent Professor® Story

Patent Attorney John Rizvi tells the story of how he became The Patent Professor.

John Rizvi - Guest Lecture on Intellectual Property - Nova MBA Students

Patent Attorney John Rizvi discusses intellectual property law as a guest lecturer for Nova MBA students.

Florida Patent Attorney John Rizvi Speaking on Medical Device Patents

Florida Patent Attorney John Rizvi speaks at the Florida International Medical Exposition on patenting medical and dental innovations.

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Q. Patents are granted to CYTOVIA how long is the patent in effect
A: A U.S. utility patent is good for 20 years after filing. On the other hand, a U.S. Design patent is valid for 14 years after issuance.
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