Trademark Attorney John Rizvi
Welcome. I'm John Rizvi, one of the
founding Partners of Gold & Rizvi, P.A. I'd first
like to give you a little background regarding my career in
Intellectual Property Law.
Before founding Gold & Rizvi with my partner Glenn Gold, I
spent several years as a Registered Patent Attorney at the
internationally renowned intellectual property law firm of Fish & Neave
(now merged with Ropes & Gray) in New York City. That firm has
been helping client's for a very long time. In fact, Fish
& Neave has represented some of this nation's most famous
inventors such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and
Alexander Graham Bell when they desired protection for their ideas.
And they're very good at protecting their client's ideas. In
1992, this firm made history by securing a $972 million dollar judgment
against Polaroid for patent infringement. To date, this remains the
largest patent infringement judgment in history.
During my time at that firm, I enjoyed a multifaceted
litigation and prosecution based practice dedicated to providing
clients with effective legal barriers to competition through the
application of patent, trademark, and copyright laws. But
most importantly, that is where I learned how to protect my clients.
I'm also an Adjunct Professor at the Nova Southeastern
University Shepard Board Law Center where I teach courses in
intellectual property law.
And I'm the author and narrator of “Patent Protection: A
Practical Guide for Inventors”, part of an educational audio
series that details the intricacies of the U.S. patenting process.
I've written a number of articles on intellectual property
issues and I regularly speak to authors, inventors, and business groups
in Florida and across the U.S. on issues that impact our patent and
I'm a member of the Licensing Executives Society, the
American Intellectual Property Law Association and the New York
Intellectual Property Law Association.
In more recent years, I was selected as a "2004
Best of the Bar" finalist by the South Florida Business
Journal. The prior year, I was selected as a "2003
Best of the Bar" finalist and was one of only two attorneys
recognized for expertise in the area of patent law.
I am AV Rated
by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating
possible. My sole focus is the preparation and prosecution of
international patent and trademark applications, patent and trademark
validity and infringement opinions, licensing, transactional support,
and all other aspects of intellectual property litigation.
As far as my education, I received my Juris Doctorate
(J.D.), from the University of Miami School of Law, and a Bachelor of
Science degree, in Civil Engineering, from the Florida Institute of
During law school, I worked as a Registered Patent Agent at the Miami
office of Malloy & Malloy, P.A., an intellectual property law
firm that's headquartered in Florida. As an engineering
student, I was president of Chi Epsilon, which is a Civil Engineering
Honor Society, and was an active member of Tau Beta Pi, the national
engineering honor society.
I am licensed to practice in both Florida and New York
and am admitted to practice before the United States Patent and
Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Additionally, I am
admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Courts for the
Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
And I too help manage our associates as we grow this practice and move
into other cities and states across the U.S.
If you should ever need assistance with an intellectual property issue,
I'm here to help. You can contact me directly at
1-866-433-2288, or use the contact form just to the right.
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