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I Heard it from the Horses Mouth - Attorney Michael Jakes Speaks on the Bilski Case Regarding Patentability of Business Methods and Processes

Posted on April 13, 2010
Awaiting my red-eye flight back home to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after attending a patenting symposium in San Francisco. I feel privileged to have had an opportunity to hear attorney Michael Jakes and his take on the Bilski case before the...

Tampa Patent Attorney

Posted on October 20, 2009

Orlando Patent Attorney

Posted on October 20, 2009

Patent Claims, Like Football, is a Game of Inches

Posted on September 25, 2009
In the movie Any Given Sunday, Al Pacino played a football coach tony D'Amato in a wonderful locker-room motivational speech telling his players to keep playing even when everything seems stacked against them and fight for every inch. Watch the...

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Patent Claiming, Like Football, is a Game of Inches

Posted on September 25, 2009
In the movie Any Given Sunday, Al Pacino played a football coach tony D'Amato in a wonderful locker-room motivational speech telling his players to keep playing even when everything seems stacked against them and fight for every inch. Watch the...

Dentist in Pembroke Pines

Posted on August 13, 2009

Pembroke Pines Dentist

Posted on August 13, 2009

Join me at the Florida International Medical Exposition

Posted on July 24, 2009
As a Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney, I have been fortunate enough to have attended all of the past several FIME medical expositions. If you are a medical or dental device innovator, this is one tradeshow you DO NOT want...

Miramar, Florida Patent Holder Sues Petco for Patent Infringement

Posted on July 17, 2009
As a Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney, I closely follow patent litigation trends and news stories that are relevant to readers of this blog. In this regard, a recent patent lawsuit brought against Petco by Applica Consumer Products, Inc. of...

Michael Jackson - Singer, Entertainer & Patent Holder

Posted on July 07, 2009
Singer? Check Entertainer? Check Patent Holder? --Huh? Yes, few people realize that Michael Jackson helped invent special shoes that worked in conjunction with a support hidden in the stage that allowed the dancers in the "Smooth Criminal" music video to...

Orlando Patents from Inventors in Central Florida

Posted on July 01, 2009
Orlando patents issued to inventors in Central Florida were listed in yesterday's Orlando Sentinel and are presented below: Delwood Nelson, Crescent City; Thomas R. Dean, DeLand; David A. Monk, DeLand; and William Bartow Mercer, Crescent City. A tree securing device...

Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney John Rizvi Selected to Join Florida Bar's Inaugural Class of Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyers

Posted on June 19, 2009
Ft. Lauderdale Patent Attorney John Rizvi was selected to join the inaugural class of Florida Board Certified Patent Attorneys approved by the Florida Bar. The Florida Bar is the first state bar in the country to certify attorneys for...

John Rizvi Presenting "Patenting Pitfalls" to General Practice Attorneys

Posted on June 17, 2009
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...

Justia Profile

Posted on June 02, 2009

HG Profile

Posted on June 02, 2009

NYC Patent Attorney

Posted on May 06, 2009

Florida Patent Attorney Sees Green Opportunities

Posted on January 09, 2009
As a Florida Patent Attorney concerned with keeping the innovation pipeline full and streaming, I've often pointed out patenting opportunities as they emerge with social, cultural, and other macro trends evidenced around us. I don't think it will surprise anyone that I'm today urging Florida innovators to consider the strong opportunity for fuel-less alternatives.

Patent Attorney - Trademark Attorney

Posted on December 12, 2008

Las Vegas Patent Attorney

Posted on December 12, 2008

Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors

Posted on August 13, 2008
Free Written Transcript of My New Patenting Book Please click here for a FREE written transcript of my audiobook entitled "Patent Protection: A Practical Guide for Inventors". The full audio version is available for purchase for $29.95 on our order...

A Florida Patent Attorney's Suit of Armor: Integrity

Posted on May 03, 2008
A great majority of the news on patents deals with patent infringement, patent law, and, not coincidentally, it brings to mind the overriding importance of ethics in protecting intellectual property--and profits. As a Florida patent attorney, the long term growth of my business depends on the integrity of the patent applications I file, and recent news underlines its significance.

Florida Patent Attorney Sees More Evidence that Green is Good!

Posted on March 20, 2008
According to CNN's Technology section (Diane Hawkins-Cox, March 10, 2008), Hayden Hamilton is getting started with his GreenPrint software, which is designed to end "wasteful printing worldwide," offering consumers and businesses ways to reduce paper waste worldwide and right here in Florida...

Florida Inventors and Entrepreneurs Enjoying Healthy Snack Success

Posted on March 10, 2008
As a Florida Patent Attorney, I enjoy reading about fellow Floridians achieving success via the fruits of their inspiration. This morning, I read about two such innovative entrepreneurs Daniel Schapiro and Nathan Feldman (Sun-Sentinel, March 10, 2008)...

Will Video Game Patent Holder Score $2 Billion?

Posted on February 28, 2008
Playing games pays big, at least it could for the patent holders of Grand Theft Auto®, according to an article in February 26th's online edition of The New York Times, in the Technology section.

Are Phthalates on the Anti Patent List: One Florida Patent Attorney's Opinion

Posted on February 04, 2008
I wonder if we'll start to see less of particular brands of baby products on the shelves here in Florida. Patent Attorneys, moreover, tend to be less concerned with reality and more concerned with perception. If news of the phthalates reach "critical mass" you can be sure there will be a consumer backlash.

Samsung Patents Interchangeable Cell Phone Keypad

Posted on January 28, 2008
Recently, I posted a blog about Apple's patent pending idea to sell a keyboard with dynamically shifting keys. (A number of keys on the keyboard have the ability to change according to the user's needs.) They're not the only...

Patent Revocation: A Significant Risk?

Posted on January 24, 2008
It is vitally important not to publicly disclose your idea--and in fact not to disclose it except under absolute necessity--before filing for a patent. The USPTO can, and certainly will, reject a patent application for an idea already in the public eye.

Florida Patent Expo: Calling All Inventors!

Posted on January 15, 2008
Inventors in the South Florida area are invited to showcase their inventions at the upcoming "Latest Inventions Under the Moon Expo" at the Broward County Library.

Eco-Friendly Patents: Major Companies Collaborating Towards a Greener Earth

Posted on January 14, 2008
In a grand-scale movement towards a greener Earth, Bloomberg.com (January 14, 2008) reports that major corporations are being asked to donate eco-friendly patents for collaborative, ubiquitous use in "fighting global warming and promoting sustainable development...

Patent Opportunity in Food-Based Plastics?

Posted on January 09, 2008
The next time you sit down to a full plate of potatoes or a few too many cobs of corn, you may want to save your leftovers. You never know what you might be able to do with them. Make a radio, DVD player, maybe even a cell phone cover. Patent opportunity or a pot full of nonsense?

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