In the News

Patent attorney John Rizvi is regularly featured in the press and quoted on important matters of intellectual property law. As a recognized expert in intellectual property law, you will find him in national legal journals and intellectual property publications, such 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, Internet Coast and Inventare Maximus. Additionally, he has authored an educational audio series entitled Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors explaining the nuances of the patenting process.

Our attorneys have dedicated their career 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®.

A few representative news articles featuring our firm and our practice follow below. The following articles are presented in PDF Format.

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Professional Boat Builder Magazine

Professional Boat Builder Magazine

As with all intellectual property in this era of globalization, protecting new marine products and technologies has taken on vastly increased importance. John Rizvi writes the short version of what you need to know in the January 2008 issue of Professional Boat Builder Magazine.

The Entrepreneur Hour™

The Entrepreneur Hour™

As a featured guest on The Entrepreneur Hour™ Radio Program, John Rizvi discussed the importance of securing patent protection for a new idea before beginning commercial development and marketing efforts.


Toy Story: South Florida Inventors Offer Tips for Getting Your New Toy or Game From Idea to Production

Article relating specifically to toy and game inventions and featuring Gold & Rizvi, P.A. for our expertise on the patent process.

Law Firm Treading Close to the Edge

Article discussing Gold & Rizvi, P.A. and our unique development of trademark rights as The Idea Attorneys®.

South Florida Business Journal

2004 South Florida Business Journal Best of the Bar

For a second year in a row, John Rizvi was recognized as one of South Florida’s “Best of the Bar” for his expertise in patent law. The selection was based upon nominations taken exclusively from other practicing attorneys.

2003 South Florida Business Journal Best of the Bar

Based upon nominations taken exclusively from practicing attorneys, John Rizvi was one of only two South Florida attorneys recognized for his expertise in the area of patent law.

Branded: Firm Braces for New Idea Economy

Article focusing on Gold & Rizvi, P.A. and our positioning strategy as the “go to” firm for intellectual property law.

Take Me To Your Shelter

Article featuring a unique concrete hurricane survival system developed by a firm client for which a patent application is currently pending.

Local Company Creates Splint To Alleviate Pain

A Miramar orthopedics appliance manufacturer says its new soft-sided night splint will eliminate common heel and arch pain in four to six weeks.

Preventing Insider Competition in a Down Economy

Article addressing the reality that those you trust the most can steal the most-particularly relating to patent law, trademark law, and copyright law.

Polo Logo Feud is Still In Fashion

Article addressing Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation’s lawsuit against The U.S. Polo Association and seeking our firm’s expertise relating to the general availability and enforcement of trademark rights.

Suit Over Domain Names Turns Downright Exotic (article coming soon)

Article addressing legal dispute over the domain name,, and seeking our firm’s expertise regarding the tension between domain name rights and trademark law.

Orlando Sentinel

Lawsuit: OxyContin Illegally Marketed, Sold

Article addressing patent invalidity claims against the manufacturer of OxyContin and seeking our firm’s expertise relating to the consequences of inequitable conduct before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Inventor’s Digest

New Rules in the Patenting Game

Article focusing on the publication of pending patent applications 18 months after filing.

Local Inventor’s Product Goes National

Article featuring the successful licensing and commercialization of a novel glove patented by our firm for a Sioux Falls, Dakota client. All licensing royalty negotiations and agreements were handled by our firm.

Sioux Falls Business Journal

Local Inventor’s Product Goes National

Article featuring the successful licensing and commercialization of a novel glove patented by our firm for a Sioux Falls, Dakota client. All licensing royalty negotiations and agreements were handled by our firm.

Intellectual Property Today

Lost Profits in Cyberspace

Article focusing on patent damage awards for Internet-related infringement cases.

Small Entity Status — What’s Fairness Got To Do With It?

Article taking a cynical view towards the Patent Office’s 50% reduction in fees for companies qualifying as a “small entity”.

The American Lawyer

Big Suits (Exxon v. Mobil)

Article focusing on patent damage awards for Internet-related infringement cases.

Inventare Maximus

Recognizing Intellectual Property Issues in Business

Article focusing on recognizing and securing intangible IP assets of a business.

Internet, Design, and Business Method Patents

Article clarifying the myths surrounding these differing forms of protection

Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors

Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors

John Rizvi provides a common sense strategy to inventors seeking legal protection for their ideas. Topics covered include distinguishing patent rights from trademark and copyright protection, initial documentation of an idea’s conception, disclosure documents, types of patent applications, prior art searches, provisional patent applications, filing, patent pending status, and the prosecution process. The material is presented in an easy-to-understand format and viewed from the practical standpoint of the inventor.

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