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About Me

I am an AV rated Registered Patent Attorney and co-founder of the firm.

Recently, I was part of the inaugural class of attorneys BOARD CERTIFIED by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law based upon written examination, peer review, and demonstrated experience in this specialty area. 


I focus my practice exclusively on intellectual property including patent, trademark, and copyright matters.  Additionally, for the past 12 years, I have been an Adjunct Professor at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Board Law Center where I teach coursework in intellectual property law.


I received my Juris Doctorate (J.D.), cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and have a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Civil Engineering, from the Florida Institute of Technology.


I am licensed to practice in both Florida and New York and am also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, I am admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Office Locations:


Principal Office

Coral Springs: 11575 Heron Bay Blvd., Suite 309, Coral Springs, FL 33076 - 954-452-0033


Satellite Offices

Tampa: 2202 N. West Shore Blvd, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33607 - 813-579-4263

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive, Suite 300, Orlando, Florida 32810 - 407-624-4985

Boynton Beach: 1375 Gateway Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 - 561-799-6630

Boca Raton: Glades Rd and 441, Mission Bay Office Plaza, 20283 State Road 7, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33498 - 561-799-6630

Miami - Coral Gables: 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 470, Coral Gables, FL 33146 - 305-649-5001

Jupiter: 4425 Military Trail, Suite 110, Jupiter, FL 33458 - 561-799-6630
Jacksonville: 841 Prudential Drive, 12th Floor, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 - 904-351-6919

Ft Lauderdale: 110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1700, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 - 954-452-0033

Naples: 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Naples, FL 34108




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Practice Areas


  1. Patent Application: 70%
    20 years, 750 cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 10%
    20 years, 200 cases
  3. Copyright Application: 5%
  4. Trademark Application: 5%
    17 years, 275 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Elias Leonard Dsouza

    It is always a pleasure working on cases with John. Very knowledgeable on the law, processes, and court procedures. Extremely courteous, highly intelligent, professional, and caring. Goes the extra mile to get things accomplished. I highly recommend John to all my friends, family and colleagues.


    Elias Dsouza Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gold & Rizvi, P.A. - The Idea Attorneys (R)

110 E. Broward Blvd.
Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-3500

Gold & Rizvi, P.A. - The Idea Attorneys

11575 Heron Bay Blvd.
Suite 309
Coral Springs, FL, 33076-3304

Gold & Rizvi, P.A. - The Idea Attorneys (R)

4000 Ponce de Leon
Suite 400
Miami, FL, 33146-1434

Gold & Rizvi, P.A. - The Idea Attorneys (R)

2202 N. West Shore Blvd
Suite 200
Tampa, FL, 33607-5749

Gold & Rizvi, P.A. - The Idea Attorneys (R)

1800 Pembrook Drive
Suite 300
Orlando, FL, 32810-6378

Gold & Rizvi, P.A. - The Idea Attorneys (R)

10151 Deerwood Park Boulevard
Building 200, Suite 250
Jacksonville, FL, 32256-0566



FLMember in Good Standing200009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rating - Highest Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell Law Directory2009
AV Rating - Highest rating possibleMartindale-Hubbell Law Directory2008
AV Rated - Highest Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2007
BOARD CERTIFIED as an EXPERT in Intellectual Property LawFlorida Bar2007
AV-Rating - Highest Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell Law Directory2006
Best of the BarSouth Florida Business Journal2005
AV Rating - Highest Rating PossibleMartindale Hubbell Law Directory2005
Best of the BarSouth Florida Business Journal2004
Best of the BarSouth Florida Business Journal2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner and Managing PartnerGold & Rizvi, P.A.2001 - Present
AssociateFish & Neave1997 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Licensing Executives SocietyMember2001 - 2003
Broward County Bar AssociationMember, Lunch Captain2001 - Present
Florida BarMember2001 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Attorney1998 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1998 - 2001
New York Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Agent1995 - 1998
Publication NameTitleDate
John Rizvi, Esq.Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog2008
Professional BoatbuilderA Primer on Patents2008
South Florida Business JournalPreventing Insider Competition in a Down Economy2003
Intellectual Property & Technology Law JournalLost Profits in Cyberspace2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawJuris Doctoratelaw1997
Florida Institute of TechnologyCivil EngineeringBachelor of Science1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Florida International Medical ExpositionPreservation of Legal Rights in Medical Innovations2009
Bench-Bar ConventionPatenting Pitfalls for the General Practitioner2009
Broward County Bar AssociationPatent Essentials for the Non-Specialist2005
Tradewinds International Business ConferenceInternational Trade Secret Protection in Central America & the Caribbean2004
SCIPMining Patents for Competitive Intelligence2003
Inventor's Society of South FloridaLicensing Your Intellectual Property2002