Clients & friends refer to me as The Patent Professor®, a moniker that has stayed with me as a Miami Patent Attorney since becoming an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University Law School teaching patent, trademark, and copyright law to graduating law students.
Many inventor clients do not know that I was already a Registered Patent Agent before I even finished law school. This has been achieved by only a handful of patent attorneys since the conventional wisdom at the time said it was impossible for young upstart in college to have the requisite knowledge and acumen to pass the stringent exam.
Being a BOARD CERTIFIED by the Florida Bar has further cemented my credentials as a SPECIALIST in Intellectual Property Law.
Patent Board Certification is the highest level of recognition of the competency and experience of attorneys in specialized areas of law approved by the Supreme Court of Florida. Certification was established to assist consumers of legal services in selecting specialists in various areas of law.
In order to qualify as a Board Certified Patent Attorney, I have had to prove years of focused practice as a patent attorney, successfully pass a separate examination exclusively on intellectual property law, and undergo substantial peer review scrutiny proving my credentials as a specialist.
Only a TINY handful of patent attorneys in the entire country are Board Certified as specialists.
If you were undergoing an important surgery, wouldn’t you want the doctor cutting you open to have proven their knowledge and experience before their peers in the medical profession?
I have always said it's important to know - really know - your Patent Attorney. Choosing a patent specialist should not only be determined by how close in miles that practitioner is to your business or residence.
It should be based on experience, education and results.
For instance, I have filed over 1,200 patents in my two decade career helping inventors in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Naples, Orlando, New York, Las Vegas, Dallas and Los Angeles protect, patent and profit from their ideas and inventions.
In fact, my national focus has allowed me to meet some of the most enterprising, gifted and hard-working entrepreneurs in the American marketplace.
Most of them have become good friends. A few of them were also inspirational in sowing the seeds for my first Amazon best seller "Escaping The Gray: Launching Your Idea Full Throttle Is The Only Option."
My later book, Think & Grow Rich For Inventors, took some of the key lessons I have learned over the last 20 years and synthesized it into a motivational manual to help inventors succeed with their inventions. This by the way, also became an Amazon Best Seller.
Recently, I had the honor and the privilege to deliver my first TEDx talk as a Miami Patent Attorney to entrepreneurs and inventors in South Florida.
Its title "Launching Your Ideas Full Throttle Is The Only Option" has a very special focus on a client of mine that went on to sell his medical device (and patent) for over $100 million to an Irish Medical Giant. But would you believe he was a college dropout at the time?
You can watch the TEDx Video here: http://thepatentprofessor.com/tedx-organizers-publish-john-rizvi-inventor-video/
Bulding a personal and winning relationship with small inventors is what I always wanted to do as a South Florida patent attorney.
Prior to starting my own Florida Patent Law Firm, I worked at the internationally known law firm of Fish & Neave (now merged with Rogers & Wells) in New York City. At the time, the firm had over 200 attorneys practicing in ONLY one practice area—patent law—and is
still regarded as one of the top patent law firms in the world.
The firm has had a long history specializing in preserving intellectual property rights. We were retained by legendary inventors
Thomas Edison (lightbulb), Henry Ford (automobile), the Wright Brothers (airplane), and Alexander Graham Bell (telephone)
when they desired protection for their ideas.
In 1992, the firm made history, once again, by procuring a $972 million dollar judgment against Polaroid for patent infringement.
To date, this remains the largest patent infringement judgment in history.
But a lot of the time I was locked in gray, dull meetings laboring over technical items that had little bearing over whether an inventor would be successful or not.
That was my impetus for #EscapingTheGray to help reshape the patent process for inventors across America. making it easier, more transparent and ultimately more successful with the United States Patent Office.
I hope to meet you one day, learn about your idea (and journey) and help you protect, patent and profit from your dream.
Believe me, it is possible, I have the clients to prove it!
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