Inventors and entrepreneurs know that the joy of creating something that changes everything is tempered with the terror of failure. Some of the greatest leaps of faith in human history were viewed as madness before they became the revolutionary developments that altered everything about the way
we live, work and play. By turns funny and serious, whimsical and straightforward, vulnerable and honest, John Rizvi details his journey from resigning as a patent attorney for one of the most prestigious and revered patent law firms in the world – a firm that counted Bell, Edison, the Wright Brothers and Ford among its distinguished client roster – to going out on his own to represent tomorrow’s leaders in innovation. If you are an inventor or entrepreneur with a new idea, you cannot help but relate to the long, exhilarating, and yet sometimes painful journey of creating something new. Follow along and discover the secrets behind doggedly pursuing your dreams and the courage to risk escaping the gray in your life.
John Rizvi is a Registered and Board Certified Patent Attorney, Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law, recognized Ted Talker, and featured speaker on topics relating to inventing and patents.
He perfected his craft at one of the most prestigious and revered patent law firms in the world – a firm that counts Bell, Edison, the Wright Brothers and Ford among its distinguished list of famous inventor clients.
Instead of working directly with inventors, however, he found that his time was spent mostly in meetings with in-house lawyers of large, institutional, and corporate clients.
As such, John formed his own law firm 16 years ago so he could work directly with inventors and entrepreneurs in protecting their ideas.