What Raising Chickens Can Teach You About Choosing a Patent Attorney

What Raising Chickens Can Teach You About Choosing a Patent Attorney

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

Calling All Average Joes, Tinkerers, Rocket Scientists, Entrepreneurs & Inventors… The Time Is NOW!

Calling All Average Joes, Tinkerers, Rocket Scientists, Entrepreneurs & Inventors… The Time Is NOW!

Whether you are building the next Rubik’s Cube, Toilet Purifier or Flux Capacitor, you will one day need a BULLETPROOF patent to protect your idea and ultimately reap profits. Start this journey by joining the conversation on my social media platforms….

Overcoming the Embarrassment of Effort – Lessons Learned from a Patent Attorney

Overcoming the Embarrassment of Effort – Lessons Learned from a Patent Attorney

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?

Unlocking The Secrets Of The “Cube” For Inventors

Unlocking The Secrets Of The “Cube” For Inventors

When Erno Rubick first stumbled upon his idea for a three-dimensional puzzle contained in a cube in 1974, he was a lowly paid Professor of Architecture, earning less than $200 per month, with no specific desire to the change the world or attain financial riches.

Average Joe vs. the Rocket Scientist in the Golden Age of Inventing

Average Joe vs. the Rocket Scientist in the Golden Age of Inventing

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

The Emergence of a Real-Life Flux Capacitor?

The Emergence of a Real-Life Flux Capacitor?

Inventors know me as a champion of simple ideas. However, every now and then a flux capacitor does make an appearance out of the inventing ether…

Podcast Interview:  Inventor, What Is Holding You Back?

Podcast Interview: Inventor, What Is Holding You Back?

Millenial to CEO Interviews Prof. John RizviWhen Millennial to CEO Podcast recently interviewed Prof. John Rizvi, nationally known as The Patent Professor, it emphasized two key risks that Inventors often fail to heed: Loose lips sink ships and using Google to research your idea could allow rivals to uncover related ..Continue Reading

Join Prof. Rizvi for his Inaugural Address to the Inventors Society of South Florida

Join Prof. Rizvi for his Inaugural Address to the Inventors Society of South Florida

Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., nationally known as The Patent Professor® will be delivering his inaugural address to the Inventors Society of South Florida on June 9th, 2018, focusing on how entrepreneurs should think BIG if they want to strike it rich with their ideas. For more information on this event ..Continue Reading

How a Down-and-out Realtor Revolutionized the Art of Drinking Coffee

How a Down-and-out Realtor Revolutionized the Art of Drinking Coffee

It has been said that spilling hot coffee on your lap wakes you up faster than drinking it. In Jay Sorensen’s case the scalding liquid that interrupted his morning ritual also delivered a lightning bolt from the skies above in the form of a novel idea that would completely revolutionize the act of drinking coffee in America: The Java Jacket.

How Sara Blakely Used Patents & Entrepreneurial Ingenuity to Alchemy Success

How Sara Blakely Used Patents & Entrepreneurial Ingenuity to Alchemy Success

“I’ve given up panties and wear Spanx®,” said Oprah Winfrey. Within 24 hours, over 20,000 pairs were sold, confirming Sara Blakely’s status as one the bravest and most entrepreneurially-gifted inventors of her day