MAYDAY, MAYDAY: Life and Death Moment at Sea Sparks New Marine Invention

MAYDAY, MAYDAY: Life and Death Moment at Sea Sparks New Marine Invention

My client Troy Faletra knows how to beat the odds both in life and in business. Although I helped patent his remarkable product, the first inflatable throwable device approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, the story behind ThrowRaft is even more incredible. In his own words, Troy recounts a life and ..Continue Reading

Success! My Client Awarded Patent For Concealed Carry Pouch in Law Enforcement Arena

Success! My Client Awarded Patent For Concealed Carry Pouch in Law Enforcement Arena

My client and serial inventor and law enforcement officer, Giddel Casadesus, has hit it out of the park with his new concealed carry pouch! Today, his invention is being used by officers and civilians all over the country to carry 9mm, 40 or 45 caliber magazines….and after a long and ..Continue Reading

Patents & Inventions in the Trump Era

Patents & Inventions in the Trump Era

Entrepreneurs and startup inventors will be closely watching President Trump and his policy stance towards intellectual property rights and innovation in the United States over the next two years. While information is currently scarce there are some positive signs for startups seeking to acquire startup capital and protect their inventions ..Continue Reading

How Does Tax Affect The “Superstar” Immigrant Inventor?

How Does Tax Affect The “Superstar” Immigrant Inventor?

With immigration being a flashpoint in American politics one may wonder how tax law affects foreign inventors who locate to the United States, particularly “superstar” innovators who publish on average more than 29 patents (and receive a maximum of 100 citations per patent or more). Since the 1970s there has ..Continue Reading

American Inventors, Take a Bow: The Stats Show You Deserve It

American Inventors, Take a Bow: The Stats Show You Deserve It

As inventors, you sometimes need to be reminded of the important role you play in the American economy. While small businesses are often cited as the engine that thrusts U.S. GDP forward, it has been proven over and over again that Intellectual Property is a vital instrument in advancing economic ..Continue Reading

How To Land A Licensing & Distribution Deal For Your Sports Invention

How To Land A Licensing & Distribution Deal For Your Sports Invention

If you’re an inventor currently researching or building an invention related to the sports industry you may be wondering how much it costs to build your own brand, develop a logo, brand identity and do all the marketing yourself? Well, the short answer is a LOT. The long answer is ..Continue Reading

Startup Costs for Inventors in the United States

Startup Costs for Inventors in the United States

One of the challenges that goes hand in hand with developing a new prototype or invention is determining startup costs for your new business, including the value of your intellectual property.   This can be a tricky exercise especially in the early stages of ideation and attracting seed capital. You will ..Continue Reading

Insight: Patent Growth in The United States

Insight: Patent Growth in The United States

Are you curious as to what (and how many) patents are filed in the United States each year for categories such as Communications, Pharmaceuticals, Information Security, Medical, Dental, Software and more? Based on USPTO data we estimate that approximately 325979 patents were submitted in 2015 alone with the category Active ..Continue Reading

TEDX Talk: Prof. John Rizvi Presents “Valuable Lessons Learned During My 20 Year Journey Through Patent Law”

TEDX Talk: Prof. John Rizvi Presents “Valuable Lessons Learned During My 20 Year Journey Through Patent Law”

I am extremely honored and excited to invite you to join me at my upcoming TEDX Talk at West Broward High School on November 10, 2016, 6.p.m., during which I will discuss valuable lessons for inventors learned during my journey over the past 20 years in the patent law arena. ..Continue Reading

For All My Audio-Inclined Inventors

For All My Audio-Inclined Inventors

While I have been hard at work completing my collection of inventor help videos, I know there are a large number of inventors who prefer to consume my content via audio or the spoken word. As such please find my latest audio playlist on Sound Cloud. If you have any ..Continue Reading