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Vincent LoTempio

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Vincent G. LoTempio-Registered Patent Attorney

My mission as an IP Attorney is to help people recognize, protect and profit from their good ideas. As a Registered Patent Attorney based in Buffalo, New York, I focus on all types of Intellectual Property law.

As an IP attorney, I file patent and trademark applications in the United States and abroad. I manage large corporate patent and trademark portfolios, and have established associations with hundreds of Intellectual Property law firms around the world. I have extensive experience in patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark infringement litigation, trademark registration and copyright registration.

As a Corporate IP Consultant, I recognize that intellectual property is a highly valuable corporate asset and exploiting that asset to make a profit is paramount to corporate success. While working with corporate management I implement patent, trademark and copyright policies meant to streamline and efficiently centralize the management of the corporation’s intellectual property. I train corporate employees to identify intellectual property and maintain proper records in template corporate disclosure documents to preserve intellectual property rights.

I organize an IP committee comprised from selected members of corporate management to periodically review the corporate disclosure documents with the inventors to determine the feasibility of manufacturing, marketing and most importantly return on investment (ROI). I oversee implementing the strategy of protecting the company’s intellectual property by obtaining patent protection, by maintaining the technology as a trade secret or the implementation some other strategy such as setting up a defensive publication to shield the company from litigation.

As an Inventor Consultant, I analyze new inventions to determine feasibility of patentability and commercialization. Inventors are often interested in entering into licensing agreements to profit from their invention. Our office acts as a broker of royalty deals by establishing contact with manufacturers and marketers positioned to bring new products to the national market. We also engage in the preparation of licensing/royalty agreements.

As a Lecturer on the topic of IP management for businesses and corporations I teach corporate employees (for example, research and development, manufacturing, marketing departments and corporate management) how to identify and protect valuable Intellectual Property such as patentable subject matter.

As a blog author, I hope to provide a robust resource for info regarding intellectual property law and other interesting stuff. The ever-changing complexities of the law concerning intellectual property make it difficult for practitioners and inventors alike to stay abreast of the latest law and news. As time moves forward, I hope to add interesting and valuable articles containing information regarding changes in the law and trends in the IP community.

As a person, my style is informal and approachable. I have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful, patient and supportive wife who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies.
I’m a sports nut and enthusiastic fan of the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills and the NY Yankees which I will blog about from time to time.

I am an amputee; in 1972 I lost my right hand in an accident. Despite having the use of only one hand I have played on varsity high school and college sports teams. Thus, I have a personal interest in ADA legislation and innovation in science and technology with regard to prosthetic devices. I plan on writing about new prosthetic innovations, legal, practical and motivational issues involving amputees.

I have appeared on History Channels’ “Million Dollar Genius” as the patent attorney for Wayne Fromm, inventor of the Quikpod; or better known as the “Selfie Stick”.  

Today I stay active by participating in tennis, ice hockey and swimming. I am always in the middle of reading one or two books, and so I plan on reviewing many different types of books as part of my blog experience.


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 60%
    17 years
  2. Patent Application: 20%
    17 years
  3. Trademark Application: 15%
    17 years
  4. Trademark: 5%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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    If you are looking for an attorney with substantial expertise in intellectual property law, look no further than Mr. LoTempio. Vince can help patent your invention, protect your trademark, or register your copyright. I recommend Mr. LoTempio highly!


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Contact info

Kloss, Stenger & LoTempio

69 Delaware Ave
Suite #1002
Buffalo, NY, 14202-3805

Kloss, Stenger & LoTempio

9545 Main St.
Clarence, NY, 14031



FLMember in Good Standing198806/19/2016
NYCurrently registered 198707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Distinguished Alumnus AwardThomas M. Cooley Law School & Buffalo Alumni Group2014
Vincent LoTempio Day in the State of New YorkNew York State Senate2014
Certificate of MeritErie County Legislature2014
“2013 Legal Elite Awards”Business First of Buffalo2013
“Who’s Who in Law”Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal2012
2008 Who's Who in Law honoree, IP LawBusiness First2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKloss, Stenger & LoTempio2005 - Present
PartnerAbramowitz and LoTempio2001 - 2004
Assistant District AttorneyErie County District Attorneys Office1989 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2012 - Present
Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2000 - Present
Erie County Bar Association Intellectual Property CommitteeCommittee Member2001 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
System and method for a bone engaging dental implant surgical stent placement systemPatent granted
Device for adapting toy roadway track and bricksPatent granted
RENNERTTrademark Registration
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Publication nameTitleDate
Buffalo Law JournalIP: A ‘weapon’ for all businesses2014
Buffalo Law Journal'Patent wars', Web changes IP landscape2013
CRC PressPatent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition2012
Buffalo Law JournalGetting a piece of the social media pie2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Canisius CollegeChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Canisius CollegeFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library"Protecting your Ideas and Inventions"2015
You & the Law radio series on NPRIntellectual property2013
Ramada Geneva Lakefront Conference CenterTrademark law and the wine industry2013
Patent CourseIdentifing Patentable Subject Matter2008