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What’s Next?

This is one of the first things inventors ask me after the initial non-provisional utility patent has been filed. In the following video I outline its journey through he U.S.P.T.O (which is often slow) and, unfortunately, usually ends up being rejected by the patent examiner whose job it is to establish the uniqueness of your …

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Florida Trend Magazine Interviews Prof. John Rizvi, Esq.

One of America’s leading regional magazines, Florida Trend, known for its hard-hitting investigative journalism over the last 50 years, has featured Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., in its Intellectual Property category recently. “As a child I would take a screwdriver to a Rubik’s Cube and take it apart to figure out it worked. I wanted to …

Florida Trend Magazine Interviews Prof. John Rizvi, Esq. `

D.I.Y. Patent Search Dangers

Sure, the Internet has given inventors the power to file patents themselves without the help of a board certified attorney. But, boy, can things go wrong with this approach including easily choosing wrong keyword associations when doing your initial patent search. Let’s review some of the risks of this approach…

Unravelling History’s Telephone Patent Controversy: Alexander Graham Bell Vs. Elisha Gray

Inventor titans of history have battled it out to get their invention patented first. Those that did are fondly remembered including Alexander Graham Bell and his famous invention, the telephone. However, not many remember Elisha Gray, an electrical engineer, who many consider the true inventor of the device, who narrowly missed his chance to profit …

Unravelling History’s Telephone Patent Controversy: Alexander Graham Bell Vs. Elisha Gray `

Through the Looking Glass: the Alice Patent Case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 “Alice ruling” has had a powerful ripple effect throughout the software industry. Nearly two years later, concrete definitions for critical concepts like “abstract idea” and “significantly more” are not in place. Court rulings have overturned a number of patents. For software developers, inventors, and patent holders, it’s created an unclear …

Through the Looking Glass: the Alice Patent Case `

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