The Birth of a BrandWhen Giselle Fermin (seen above) approached me to trademark her newly conceived natural haircare product line, GRACE BY G®, she signaled her intent to turn her part-time business venture into a powerful brand that could help women of all ages achieve healthy, lustrous and strong hair ..Continue Reading
Prof. John Rizvi, Esq.Indentifying & Solving An Industry ProblemWhen Donal Inman first came to see my firm several years ago, he outlined his frustration with standard spring aligners, showing us his new idea for treating cross-bites and overcrowded teeth. He saw an opportunity to disrupt the field with patented aligners ..Continue Reading
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.
Prof. John RizviWives Who Support Patent AttorneysDear Inventors, Last week was my wife Saba’s birthday (September 26). However, there was a problem. As some of you guys know, I had a major speech before 75 or so lawyers at the Broward County Bar Association dinner that conflicted with this date. ..Continue Reading
Prof. John Rizvi, Patent AttorneyCrafting the Bulletproof PatentThe average Inventor only has, on average, 27,375 days to spend on the planet Earth to craft a dream life and build a platform for success. Arguably at least 416 days or 10,000 hours needs to be spent perfecting your craft or ..Continue Reading
Score Intellectual Property WorkshopHow to go about protecting your ideaI will be presenting a workshop on patent, trademark, and copyright law this Wednesday, September 19, 2018, for SCORE, the Service Corp of Retired Executives, an amazing non-profit organization that provides assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs. The seminar will ..Continue Reading
John Rizvi, Esq.My Confessional to InventorsWhen I was a kid growing up in Topeka, Kansas, there were farms everywhere and a rudimentary knowledge of chicken farming was widespread. I’m not in Kansas anymore, but I never really got away from my love of chickens. Not many people know this about ..Continue Reading
Have you ever tried REALLY HARD to achieve something and fallen face first in the dirt? It is tempting to downplay our effort because “trying hard” is not cool. Success is supposed to come easy for those that are “meant” to be successful, right?
As the dust settles in the third decade of the Internet era, URBO news site echoed the conclusions of my recent TEDx Talk which unequivocally states that normal, everyday Americans are changing the world with small, simple ideas at greater rates than the rocket scientists at NASA or the freakishly ..Continue Reading