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John Rizvi Presenting “Patenting Pitfalls” to General Practice Attorneys

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On October 16th, 2009 South Florida patent attorney, John Rizvi, will be giving a presentation entitled “Patent Pitfalls for the General Practitioner” at the 2009 Broward County Bench-Bar Convention held at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Although many inventors do approach Florida patent attorneys for legal assistance, others initially go to one of Florida’s many excellent general practitice lawyers for preliminary assistance. Even if these general practitioners ultimately refer the matter to a patent attorney, John believes there is still a need for such non-specialists to be aware of certain statutory deadlines and other pitfalls of practice in the specialized area of patent law.

The Broward County Bench-Bar Association has been working diligently to ensure that this year’s convention surpasses even the great successes of previous years. The convention is designed for all attorneys, regardless of their field of practice. There will be a total of 114 different seminars and breakout sessions covering a wide variety of legal subjects. The theme for 2009 convention is “Practicing Law in the 21st Century.” The Bench-Bar Convention is intended to give judges and lawyers an opportunity to discuss 21st century technology and the problems facing the legal system today. Featured speakers include Bar president Jesse Diner and Bar Foundation president Adele Stone.

Two dozen exhibitors will also be displaying their products and services, and will be available in the conference area from 7:30 AM until the convention ends at 6:30 PM.

John Rizvi is a founding partner of John Rizvi, P.A. In addition to practicing patent law in Florida for almost a decade, John spent several years as a patent attorney at the internationally renowned intellectual property law firm of Fish & Neave in New York City. With over 200 intellectual property attorneys, Fish & Neave (now merged with Ropes & Gray) is recognized as one of the top patent firms in the world and was retained by Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and Alexander Graham Bell when they desired protection for their ideas. John has written a number of articles on intellectual property and regularly cited in patenting journals and legal newspapers on the subject. 

He regularly speaks to authors, inventors, and business groups as a Miami patent attorney and is knowledgeable in implementing international patenting strategy.  

John 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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