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Finding John Rizvi, Esq
I came across several of his videos online including How Software Patents are Different and another case study focusing on a supreme court case that has defined the software industry, Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank Software. Further investigation showed the amazing depth and impeccable credentials of John, marvelously on display during one of his recent TED Talks for Inventors. 2009-2015
“Bartel, loose lips, sink ships,” he warned me on my first phone meeting, confirming I was 100% correct in keeping the idea to myself before I had discussed my flight path with a patent attorney. He explained that far too many ideas are stolen or innocuously passed onto others who then profit from an inventor’s desire to share his idea before a patent is in place.
As a former mechanical engineer, John has an amazing capacity to make the complex machinery of the USPTO seem like child’s play for inventors. He carefully explained the differing legal nuances between utility and design patents, and how they are often not easily separable as both may possess functional (programming) and ornamental (design) features.