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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.

Our attorneys have dedicated their careers exclusively to securing and preserving rights in new ideas. We believe it is better to excel in a single area of the law than to be mediocre in a number of different fields. As such, we focus on doing one thing - protecting new ideas - and doing it better than anyone else. We are The Idea Attorneys®.

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Glenn E. Gold, Esq.
Registered Patent Lawyer

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

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 patent prosecution group at 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 Lawyer, Glenn worked as an Engineer for Motorola Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona (Semiconductor Products Sector) and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Land Mobile Products Sector). While an Engineer at Motorola, Inc., Glenn gained considerable experience with a vast array of product-related technologies including, for example, printed circuit board processing, integrated circuit (chip) processing/packaging, and liquid crystal display (LCD) processing.

Glenn has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, telecommunications, software and Internet arts. In addition to working with individuals and small-to-medium sized companies, Glenn has drafted and/or prosecuted patent applications for a number of large, well-known companies/institutions such as the University of Florida, Motorola, IBM and Lockheed.

Glenn received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Material Science Engineering from the University of Florida.

Glenn is licensed to practice in both State and Federal Courts in Florida, as well as before the United States Patent & Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.

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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 14 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 FloridaBoard Certified

Additionally, for the past 11 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.

He is AV Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory , the highest rating possible, and focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent and trademark applications, patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions, licensing, transactional support, and all aspects of intellectual property litigation.

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Based upon nominations taken exclusively from other practicing attorneys, John was selected as a "2004 Best of the Bar" finalist by the South Florida Business Journal. He was previously 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.

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John received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.), from the University of Miami School of Law, and has a Bachelor of Science degree, in Civil Engineering, from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is licensed to practice in both Florida and New York and is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, the 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.

Before establishing his own practice, John spent several years as a Registered Patent Attorney at the internationally renowned intellectual property law firm of Fish & Neave in New York City (now merged with Ropes & Gray LLP). The firm has been retained by Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and Alexander Graham Bell when they desired protection for their pioneering inventions and made history again in 1992, by procuring a $972 million dollar judgment against Polaroid for patent infringement. To date, this remains the largest patent infringement judgment in history. During his tenure, John 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.

He has written a number of articles on intellectual property and is regularly featured in the press as a recognized expert on issues relating to patent and trademark law. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Prior to becoming an attorney, John worked as a Registered Patent Agent at the Miami office of Malloy & Malloy, P.A., a Florida based intellectual property law firm and also practiced as a consulting engineer focusing on structural systems, engineering, and foundation design. He is a past college president of Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society and a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

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