Meet The Idea Attorneys®

Founding partners Glenn Gold and John Rizvi are regularly featured in the press and quoted on important matters of intellectual property law. As recognized experts in intellectual property law, you will find them in national legal journals and intellectual property publications, as The American Lawyer, Intellectual Property Today and Inventor's Digest, as well as The Orlando Sentinel, The South Florida Business Journal, The Sun-Sentinel, The Sioux Falls Business Journal, Broward Bar, InternetCoast and Inventare Maximus. Additionally, they have authored an educational audio series entitled Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors explaining the nuances of the patenting process.

Although our founding partners have experience working at some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country, we are not a large firm. This means that you will deal directly with principal Glenn Gold or John Rizvi on every aspect of your matter and not a faceless new associate drawn from the galleys.


Glenn E. Gold, Esq.

Registered Patent Lawyer

Glenn E. Gold is a Registered Patent Lawyer in Florida concentrating exclusively on patent, trademark, copyright and related licensing and contract matters. He primarily focuses on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent and trademark applications, including evaluating and providing opinions on patent and trademark availability and infringement.

Glenn has vast experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of fields, including the mechanical, electro-mechanical, telecommunications, internet, smart device (e.g., mobile phone) software/applications, gaming, dental and medical device arts.

In addition to assisting individual inventors and small to mid-sized companies with the patenting and branding/trademarking of their inventions/products, Glenn has drafted and/or prosecuted patent/trademark applications for a number of large, well-known companies/institutions, such as the University of Florida, Motorola, IBM and Lockheed.

Before founding Gold & Rizvi, P.A., Glenn worked in-house at Motorola, Inc., concentrating primarily on patent prosecution matters, and in private practice with the Intellectual Property (IP) legal division of Quarles & Brady, LLP. With more than 450 lawyers practicing from offices in Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin and Arizona, Quarles & Brady is among the 60 largest law firms in the United States.

Prior to becoming a Patent Attorney, Glenn gained invaluable experience working as an engineer for Motorola, Inc., both at their Semiconductor Products Sector in Phoenix, Arizona, and their Land Mobile Products Sector in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While at Motorola’s Land Mobile Products Sector, Glenn was part of Motorola’s Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) group, assisting with the development of cutting edge technology (e.g., printed circuit board processing, integrated circuit (i.e., chip) processing and packaging, and liquid crystal display (LCD) technologies employed in Motorola products.

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John Rizvi, Esq.

Registered Patent Lawyer

John Rizvi is a founding partner of the firm and has focused his practice exclusively on matters relating to patent, trademark, and copyright law for the past 18 years.

He is one of the first group of attorneys ever to be Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Intellectual Property Law. Certification is the highest level of recognition of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.

Additionally, for the past 15 years, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Board Law Center where he teaches courses in intellectual property law and is the author and narrator of "Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors", part of an educational audio series produced to explain the nuances of the patenting process.

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