SG19USA Accelerate Opportunity by Patenting Your Innovations


Level 3 Healthcare have returned as Platinum sponsors of SimGHOSTS USA 2019! Level 3 Healthcare are an award winning audiovisual system integration company working with hospitals and simulation facilities worldwide and are the exclusive distributors of SIMStation in the US. Their sponsorship includes the opening keynote address from Professor John Rizvi.

SG19USA Keynote Presentation by Professor John Rizvi:

Accelerate Opportunity by Patenting Your Simulation Innovations

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 covered 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.   

In his presentation, Prof Rizvi shared his passion for invention that began in childhood. This grew into a singular focus to pursue a career as a patent attorney so that he could spend his days working with inventors. This wasn't a simple matter of going to law school and then landing the job of his dreams, Prof Rizvi had to make sacrifices, take risks and work around the clock to make achieve his goals. These are some of the attributes needed by inventors to realize their dreams. 

Using a Mahatma Gandi quote to take the audience on a journey through the invention and patent process, Prof Rizvi wove the story behind the success of other inventors ranging from examples of seemingly simple or obvious solutions to problems, to solutions that took many iterations and hours of dedication to perfect. 

First they ignore you.

Then they laugh at you.

Then they fight you.

Then you win!

He also offered valuable advice on the importance of being the first to patent, including how to take care when performing online searches about your invention idea, that it is ok to negotiate regarding intellectual property rights when signing an employment contract, and why it is important to seek professional assistance early.  

About Professor John Rizvi

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. 

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.

Find out more about Level 3 Healthcare here!