Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

Meet our national team of former patent examiners, patent illustrators, engineers and prototype experts

ATTORNEY &
PRACTITIONERS

Donald Dinella

Don’s professional background includes serving as the Chief IP Counsel & VP, Global IP Operations ...

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John Rizvi, Esq.

Board-Certified Patent Attorney
The Patent Professor® 


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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.

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John Fulton, Jr.

Registered Patent
Attorney 


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John Fulton, Jr. is a Registered Patent Attorney at The Patent Professor®. Mr. Fulton is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law, and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

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    Rafay Asrar

    Registered Paten Attorney 


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    Rafay Asrar joins The Patent Professor® with several years of experience as a Registered Patent Attorney.

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      Natalie Parcinski

      Patent Attorney


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      Natalie Parcinski is a Patent Attorney.

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        Leoniede Brennan

        Registered Patent Attorney


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        Leonniede Brennan is a Registered Patent Attorney.

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        Ana Echavarri

        Registered Patent Agent & MSc. in Electrical
        Engineering


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        Ana Echavarri holds a MSc. in Electrical Engineering and is a USPTO Registered Patent Agent.
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          David Colls

          Registered Patent
          Agent 


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          David Colls is a Patent Agent (Reg No. 76,115) at the law office of John Rizvi, P.A.

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            PATENT RESEARCH &
            ENGINEERS

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            Jeff Vatt

            Patent Research
            Specialist


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            Jeff Vatt is a Patent Searcher.

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            Tadeo Gil

            Patent Research
            Coordinator


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            Tadeo Gil is our legal assistant who also assists in the Patent Prosecution department.

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            Kathryn Vatt

            Intellectual Property & Patent Search Specialist (Former U.S.P.T.O. Patent Examiner


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            Kathryn is one of our former patent examiners., …
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              David Suazo

              Intellectual Property & Patent Search Specialist (Former U.S.P.T.O Patent Examiner)


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              David Suazo is the Intellectual
              Property & Patent Search Specialist.

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                Trent Martino

                Engineer


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                Trent Martino is a Engineer.

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                Veruska Guerrero

                Engineer


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                Veruska Guerrero is a Engineer.

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                LEGAL SUPPORT &
                STAFF

                Noah Steinberg New Client Intake Coordinator

                Jonathan Bloch

                Intellectual Property
                Paralegal


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                Meet Jonathan Bloch: trustworthy, innovative – and our expert intellectual property paralegal at The Patent Professor®.

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                Kyra Brush

                Intellectual Property
                Paralegal


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                Kyra Brush is a Intellectual Property Paralegal.

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                Santiago Leras De Leon

                Legal
                Assistant


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                Santiago Leras is a Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant. He is essential in aiding the Patent Prosecution department with each client case.

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                Lauren DeVicenzo

                Intellectual Property Paralegal


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                Lauren DeVicenzo is a Intellectual Property Paralegal.

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                Marina Acosta

                Case Manager


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                Marina is our Case Manager. Her prime responsibility is to keep up with the status of clients’ cases.

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                Barbara Bremer

                Intellectual Property Paralegal 


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                Barbara Bremer is a Intellectual Property Paralegal.

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                Brittini Adams

                Legal Secretary


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                Brittini Adams is our New Client Concierge. Her responsibility is to set the initial consultations with new clients.

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                Laura Sofia Carreno

                 Legal Assistant


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                Laura Carreno is a Legal Assistant for our Patent Prosecution Department.

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                Francisco Castro

                Legal Assistant


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                Francisco Castro is the firm’s receptionist. He is the friendly voice you will hear when calling into the firm.
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                INTAKE & CLIENT
                RELATIONSHIP

                Noah Steinberg New Client Intake Coordinator

                Andrew Seligman

                Client Relationship
                Manager


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                Andrew Seligman is a New Client Intake Coordinator.

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                Noah Steinberg New Client Intake Coordinator

                Noah Steinberg

                Client Relationship
                Manage


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                Noah Steinberg is the New Client Intake Coordinator at the law office of John Rizvi, P.A.
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                  Gary Zakheim

                  Client Relationship
                  Manager


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                  Gary Zakheim is a Client Relationship Manager.

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                  Ricardo Belloso

                  Client Relationship
                  Manager


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                  Ricardo Belloso is our Client Relationship Manager. He is a part of the process of helping our clients during their discovery consultation.

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                  Daniela Zambrano

                  New Client Concierge


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                  Daniela Zambrano is an New Client Concierge at the law office of John Rizvi, P.A.

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                  Giovanni Lopez

                  New Client Concierge


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                  Giovanni Lopez is a Mail Clerk.

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                  Florencia Falzone

                  New Client Concierge


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                  Florencia Falzone is our New Client Concierge. In our firm, Florencia schedules initial consultations for inventors.

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                  Diego Chaile

                  New Client Concierge


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                  Diego Chaile is our New Client Concierge. His primary responsibility is to schedule our new clients’ initial consultation.

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                  ACCOUNTING &
                  FINANCE

                  Patrick Pagan

                  Client Relationship
                  Manager


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                  Patrick Pagan is an intellectual property paralegal at the law office of John Rizvi, P.A. Read Full Bio
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                  Geniss Avilez

                  Accounts Receivable
                  Clerk


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                  Geniss Avilez is our Accounts Receivable Clerk. Her role is fundamental to monitoring finances in our firm.

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                  Ginger Garcia

                  Accountant &
                  HR Assistant  


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                  Ginger Garcia is our Accountant & HR Assistant.

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                  ADMINISTRATION, COMMUNICATIONS &
                  OPERATIONS

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                  Gloria Romero

                  Legal
                  Administrator


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                  Gloria Romero is a Legal Administrator.

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                  Noah Steinberg New Client Intake Coordinator

                  Jenny Lam

                  Director of
                  Communications


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                    Luciana Tucci

                    Executive
                    Assistant


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                    Luciana Tucci is our Executive Assistant and is responsible for overseeing clients’ and staff appointments.

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                    Erica Stauffer

                    Personal Assistant


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                    Erica Stauffer is a Personal Assistant.

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                    Gabriela Wolf de Toledo

                    Marketing Coordinator


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                    Gabriela Wolf de Toledo is a Marketing Coordinator.

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                    Alessia Dos Santos

                    Video Specialist


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                    Alessia Ortega is our mega-creative video & multimedia specialist. With a camera in hand, she captures the must-sees and behind the scenes footage at The Patent Professor®.

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                    Kristal Hamilton

                    Direct Mail Campaign Coordinator


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                    Kristal Hamilton is a Direct Mail Campaign Coordinator

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                    Jared Ramadhar

                    I.T. Coordinator


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                    Jared Ramadhar is our I.T. Coordinator. His responsibility is to ensure that all technical equipment is working in the office.

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                    Jaaya Budhu

                    Receptionist


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                    Jaaya Budhu is a receptionist.

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                    Carolina Alberti

                    Receptionist


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                    Carolina Alberti is a receptionist. Her role at our firm is to connect clients and potential clients to the correct contact on staff.

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                    Samantha Salazar

                    Receptionist


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                    Samantha Salazar is our Front desk receptionist. The majority of her role includes being a liaison between potential clients and staff.

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                    We are more than attorneys

                    To learn about the attorneys at our law firm, click here. Although we are The Idea Attorneys®, our team is not just limited to lawyers.

                    Our staff includes a number of patent agents, industrial designers, engineers, programmers, technical illustrators, and scientists with specialized expertise to assist our attorneys in persuasively arguing for the patentability of your idea.
                    You never get a second chance to make a first impression on an Examiner at the Patent Office.

                    International Patent Filing Expertise

                    As such, It is critical that your submission to the Patent Office be done in the most complete and persuasive manner possible.
                    We also have international foreign filing experts that can assist you with securing rights to your intellectual property outside the United States.

                    How much is all of this going to cost?

                    Relax.

                    Unlike other law firms, we have moved away from the hourly-billing model and provide a fixed-fee estimate prior to starting work on your patenting matter.

                    This way, not only are you assured first-rate expertise for your patenting matter, but you also have the peace of mind of knowing that we understand your budget and that there are no surprises in your legal fees and costs.

                    Have Questions? Need Help?

                    Call us Toll Free at 866-433-2288 with any questions you may have regarding patents, trademarks and copyrights.

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                    Why wait? Get started protecting the rights to your idea or invention now!

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                    Idea Attorneys®

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                    Our firm has been awarded an AV rating, the highest rating bestowed by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for our legal expertise and overall professional excellence.

                    We express our sincere gratitude to members of the bar and judiciary for continuing to recognize the quality of our intellectual property practice.

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