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Inventor Success Story: Video Interview With Founder of Versifloat

Versifloat founder and inventor, Gerard D’Offay came up with his idea in 2006 before seeking out my help to protect his intellectual property : “I sought out Prof. John Rizvi to help me patent my inflatable docking system. As I have grown my operations over the years John has helped me obtain four additional annexes to my original patent, giving me powerful, robust intellectual property protection.” Finding a suitable floating work platform has always been an issue for crew and Gerard’s invention offers an effective solution to just about every marine professional’s needs. You can find out more about the Versifloat story on ThePatentProfessor.com.

From Zero To Hero: The Meteoric Rise Of A Medical College Dropout To Startup Millionaire

I reported recently on my medical device patent blog that the current regulatory and venture capital market is hindering leapfrog innovation in the medical sector.   I am happy to report that while this may be the case several of my clients have revolutionized their industries, earning giant pay checks after selling their startup and related intellectual property. One of these major success stories belongs to Alexander Gomez, who doggedly pursued an idea related to laparoscopic surgery when just about everyone around him told he was crazy.  He dropped out of medical school to solve a clumsy method used by surgeons he encountered during brief spells as a surgical technician:” Surgeons, operating in chilly operating rooms, were performing laparoscopic surgery which caused the camera lens to fog up when it was inserted into the warm body. “To counter this, they would dip the scope in a bucket of water to defog it. Our hospital was small and dated, so I assumed […]

Bad Patent Decisions That May Cost You Millions

Watch this illustrative Slide Share from The Patent Professor which reveals how one past famous inventor received a modest cash payout from his invention but lost millions in potential royalties. It all hinged on one fateful decision. How One Inventor Lost Millions in Royalties & How You Can Avoid The Same Mistake from The Patent Professor®

Join Prof. John Rizvi, Esq. At His First Ever TEDX Talk

Excitement is building for Prof. John Rizvi, Esq., TEDX talk at West Broward High School on Thursday, November 10th. This will be his first presentation to the independently operated group in Florida and will focus on valuable lessons for inventors learned during his 20 year journey through patent law. Prof. Rizvi will discuss inventor themes that also feature prominently in his upcoming book entitled, Escaping the Gray: When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle is the Only Option, which is fast nearing publication. If you would like to attend the event, please find attendance details on The Patent Professor site which outline scheduling and costs. We hope to see you there!

How I Became The Patent Professor®!

As one of the first patent attorneys in the U.S. to become board certified as an expert in patent law, I have spent 20 years in industry and academia helping inventors in Florida get their ideas protected with the United States Patent Office (USPTO). The following video outlines my journey from law school to opening up my own private practice to service inventors across the state. Please note I am AV Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating possible. My accumulated industry experience (and role as Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Board Law Center) have earned me the title, The Patent Professor® . Please contact me below, if you would like to confidentially discuss your invention.

Why Is This iPhone Wraparound Patent Causing a Stir?

Apple recently applied for a patent for a new iPhone. While the company has been filing patent applications for new iPhones for several years, this particular design caused a small stir in the tech world. Instead of showing the standard rectangular glass display, this patent application had a diagram showing the screen wrapped around the entire phone. This design could completely revolutionize the way that people use their smartphones and ensure Apple’s place as a tech innovator. With this innovation, Apple users could do a lot more with their phones. To start, the “hardwired” buttons, such as the volume controls, would now become part of each app instead of mounted to the surface of the phone. This would allow every app to have their own set of controls, rather than relying on the limited functionality of “hard” buttons. The phone itself would be completely encased by the wraparound screen, eliminating the edges and borders that currently exist. Of course, eliminating [&

Will This Amazing Underwater Hotel Actually Happen in Florida?

In the near future, could we be staying in a deep-sea hotel leagues below the surface? The developers behind Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel certainly hope so. The Florida-based project aims to become the first “self-contained affordable mini-luxury underwater hotel” in the world. Underwater hotels are nothing new. In Key Largo, Florida, a converted underwater research facility 21 feet below the water’s surface, the Jules Undersea Lodge, offers a unique ecotourism opportunity. The Hydropolis in Dubai is currently under construction and is an estimated $550 million luxury resort situated 66 feet below the surface. The difference between these projects and the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is affordability and feasible architectural design. The concept behind the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is that prefabricated parts are used to create the modular design. All sections of the hotel would be made in a factory before being transported and installed at the construction site. The p

Thomas Bales Demonstrates That Scientific Geeks Can Get Rich Too

There is a lot of debate whether it is now cool to be a geek. So-called nerds have changed society for the better with their inventions. One such creative type is Thomas O. Bales. This scientific genius used the proceeds from his patents to transform a Coral Gables, Florida, mansion into a virtual nirvana for inventive types. Anybody who enjoys whiling away a day tinkering with electronic and mechanical gadgets would have felt comfortable in this home laboratory. Now, according to sources, Bales has sold the 8-bedroom home for $12.6 million. Bales demonstrates that working at a home lab can be more profitable than Wall Street or professional sports. The creator of a battery-powered surgical instrument has for years been a top mind in the medical device community. Here are some of the amenities found in the two-story stucco home. Professional Grade Telescope Want to stare at the stars? Well, no problem at the former Bales estate. There is a […]

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