SG19USA Level 3 Healthcare Keynote "Accelerate Opportunity by Patenting Your Simulation Inventions"




Florida International University Simulation Teaching and Research (STAR) Center

July 30-August 2, 2019

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Level 3 Healthcare Sponsored Keynote Address: Accelerate Opportunity by Patenting Your Simulation Innovations

Most, if not all sim techs are inventors. Some even have it written into their job descriptions!  Many would probably never describe themselves as an inventor but every day they are modifying existing solutions or creating new solutions to improve the quality of the simulations they run. 

The SG19USA Keynote Address by Professor John Rizvi has valuable advice that is important for everyone who has ever come up with a solution to a problem in their sim center. 

Innovators in the medical industry often focus so much on overcoming the technical obstacles in perfecting their solution that they forget about the importance of an early intellectual property audit.  Others leave the evaluation of patentable subject matter until the very end and often are dismayed to find that all of the time and money invested in creating their solution was worthless because someone already filed a patent first and therefore owns rights to the intellectual property.  In 2013, the U.S. Patent Law underwent the single biggest change in the last century – the move from a “first to invent” to a “first to file” system.  In this presentation, Professor Rizvi covers the critical action steps for successfully accelerating opportunity under the new set of rules by properly evaluating the novelty of their idea and quickly taking the right steps to patent first. 

Professor John Rizvi is a Board Certified Patent Attorney, Adjunct Professor of law, and recognized speaker in the field of intellectual property.He has over 20 years of experience in patent and trademark law and is one of the first group of attorneys ever to be Board Certified as an expert in this field. 


He focuses his practice on medical and dental inventions and is the author of The Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog.

He is a recognized TED Talker with 2 of his talks featured last year in Inventor’s Digest in a listing of the “top 10 TED Talks for Inventors”. His books "Escaping the Gray" and "Think and Grow Rich for Inventors" are international best sellers and have won critical acclaim including an endorsement from Kevin Harrington, one of the original sharks on the hit TV show - Shark Tank, responsible for the successful launch of over 500 products resulting in more than $5 billion in sales worldwide.

Professor Rizvi has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, The American Lawyer, CTV, and The Business Journal,  and he perfected his craft at one of the most prestigious and revered patent law firms in the world - a firm that counts Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford among its distinguished list of famous inventor clients.

In his own practice, he has seen a multitude of his clients start with nothing but an idea and take their invention all the way through to the successful launch of their product often generating millions in revenues from the sale or licensing of their patents. 


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About Level 3 Healthcare

Level 3 Healthcare brings over 22 years of audio visual integration experience to healthcare simulation. Working with nursing schools, simulation centers, and teaching hospitals across the country, they provide technical expertise when upgrading or building new centers. They are the only simulation company to provide a 100% turnkey solution in healthcare simulation integration. They do not “outsource” their projects to technology subcontractors. They consult, design, plan, install, integrate, test, commission, support, and live-monitor your systems 24//7. They have over 12 technology system design engineers, 4 subject matter experts in simulation, an IT network monitoring director, 8 technology project managers, lead technicians, and a national service network for after the sale service support.

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