Portable Ultrasound Device Ushers in a New Generation of Medical Device Patents

Portable Ultrasound Patent We are living in an age of disruption with the medical device sector on the verge of being seismically altered with the next wave of phone-enabled applications that include a handheld ultrasound probe from Butterfly Networks that offers a radical new future for the way we treat patients with cancer or knee injuries. We cannot understate the dramatic opportunities available to medical device invent... Read More

How Patents Took Center Stage in the Battle for a Nobel Prize in MRI

MRI Patents Using a powerful magnetic field to safely photograph the inside of the human body and help with cancer detection is arguably one of the greatest achievements in human medicine.   It’s also a major source of controversy when considering the invention of the MRI, the patents that supported it, and the Nobel Prize accorded to two inventors around the turn of this century. When Paul Lauterbur and ... Read More

New TEDx Talk Video: John Rizvi’s Personal Journey Through Patent Law & His Advice to Medical Device Inventors

TEDx Talk: John Rizvi Patent Attorney At around 10 p.m. last night I got some great news from TEDx organizers who informed me that my recent Talk “When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle is the Only Option For Inventors” that took place in South Florida recently is now LIVE on their YouTube channel.    While the talk highlighted some very personal and challenging moments in my life as a patent attorney, it also showcased ... Read More

How Plastics and Intellectual Property Protection Have Reshaped the Orthodontic Medical Device Sector

Plastics, Clear Braces, and Patents I recently tipped my hat to one of the greatest inventors of the 20th Century, Dr. Leo Baekeland, The Father of Modern Plastics whose initial invention, Bakelite, led to  the development of over 15,000 industrial products, uniquely shaping events in the medical device sector, including how business leaders tackle intellectual property concerns and patents. Nowhere is this intersection of plastic... Read More

Play It Again, Sam! Book Event Video Replay for Medical Inventors & Entrepreneurs

Barnes & Noble Book Signing I am honored that 40 entrepreneurs and inventors came to my recent book signing event, which included a short speech on how Inventors can Escape The Gray and create the world of their dreams based on their ideas and inventions. A video replay of this event is available by visiting The Patent Professor® or click the image below. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for not having enough imaginatio... Read More