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Vincent LoTempio

Intellectual property Attorney at Williamsville, NY

5.0   35 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 35 years
    New York - NY 36 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Vincent

Learn Vincent’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    Patent an idea, Copyright your written or musical work, Trademark your logo, company name, slogan & more.

    25 years

  2. Trademark application
    Protect your name, logo, & design. Establish a public record of ownership. Prevent competitors from using your trademark. Own the exclusive right to use your mark worldwide.

    25 years

  3. Patent application
    You need to own your idea to sell it or start a business. Win the race to the patent office. Establish ownership of your good idea. Prevent others from copying your invention idea

    25 years

  4. Trademark infringement
    Prevent others from stealing your work and profiting off of your likeness, brand, slogans & more.


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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Law Offices of Vincent LoTempio PLLC
8555 Main St
Suite 304
Williamsville, NY, 14221


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  35 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
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Posted by Dana | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
Mr. LoTempio is a awesome lawyer, he is professional, organized, calm and answered all our questions. Thank you, it was a pleasant experience. Highly recommended!
Posted by Christina | March 15, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. LoTempio was straight forward and informative up front, letting us know pros & cons involved with the venture we were looking to undertake. Answered questions, very helpful!
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vince and team were outstanding, and I have already recommended him to others. His staff, Erin, could not have represented him better, and I will use him and his firm in the future.
Posted by Michael | September 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
They did a great job helping us with our very specific needs! I will be using them for all my trademark/patent needs.
Posted by Sharon | August 14, 2018
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GREAT Trademark Attorney
Vince LoTempio knows Trademarks like no other attorney with whom I ever worked. He helped me get a TM approved as 3 previously failed attempts using 3 other TM attorneys. His staff was always helpful and very professional. I highly recommend.
Posted by Steve | June 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Trademark Success!
We hired Vince LoTempio and his firm to petition the US Patent and Trademark Office seeking trademark status for our phone numbers at Cellino & Barnes, PC, including "(800) 888-8888" and "888-8888." In our downstate New York offices, including Long Island and Manhattan, we use as our principal telephone number 800-888-8888. In our upstate offices and throughout NYS we use a variety of local area code 888-8888 numbers. After many months of diligent work, Vince was successful in obtaining trademarks for BOTH of these numbers. Regarding the trademark for 800-888-8888, this is the first time in American history that the US Patent and Trademark office awarded a trademark for any 10 digit telephone number. This result was due to Vince LoTempio's hard work and professionalism. Obviously, I am very pleased with Vince's work and expertise, and I would highly recommend Vince and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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Good, clear explanations
I called Vincent after finding him on YouTube and I definitely wasn't disappointed. He answered all my question clearly and kindly. I would recommend him for anyone seeking answers to patent-related questions and who is also considering hiring a good, professional patent attorney.
Posted by Lauren O'Leary | April 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Patent and Trademark Granted thanks to Mr. LoTempio
Vincent LoTempio and his team, have been absolutely amazing to work with and a huge advocate of my idea. From the initial engagement to evaluate my invention to the grant of the patent and Trademark. Mr. LoTempio and his firm have been there for me every step of the way always willing to take my calls, follow up with answers to my questions and to protect my intellectual property. There is no way my patent would have come to fruition without Mr. LoTempio’s expertise, dedication and commitment. Mr. LoTempio is the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with and I look forward to continuing to work with Mr. LoTempio and his firm as my new product launches.
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Posted by John | April 6, 2018
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Great Job! And thanks again.
Vincent G. LoTempio was our trademark attorney and he did a great job. He was knowledgeable, effective and aware of our needs. He got the job done right and in a timely manner, and we will surely use Vincent G. LoTempio again for our needs in the future.
Posted by TRACY | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Invention Protection
Mr. LoTempio is very patient, professional and understanding. His knowledge of protecting our idea saved us from major mistakes that might have been made in the moving forward process. We highly, highly recommend his services. His staff was very pleasant and they stayed on point with communication in all areas. When it comes to something you have invested so much in, trust and assurance of knowing what to do, Mr. LoTempio has it covered.
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Posted by Marta | February 28, 2018
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Mr. Vincent LoTempio
I contacted Mr. Vincent LoTempio today for a consultation. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, kind and professional. He answered all my questions and a very clear way. I couldn't be more pleased with this consultation
Posted by JONAH | February 26, 2018
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Posted by Terry Y | February 24, 2018
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Excellent Firm
Vince LoTempio and his staff were professional, knowledgeable and made a Patent process easy and smooth. Patent was so well written, thank you Vince and David
Posted by Mark | January 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Softball pitching training aid patent
I embarked on the invention of a softball pitching training aid a few years ago and knew NOTHING about the patent process. Vince was a welcome sight in the abyss of new product development. His expertise in this area is unparalleled and his attention to detail is outstanding. The timeliness of the process could not have been better; as we prepared to get into full production, Vince brought the bacon home with the USPTO. Kudos to Vince and the staff. Mission accomplished !
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Posted by Kim | January 9, 2018
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Made my problem go away!
Vincent and his team did a great job with my trademark application. They were super friendly, listened to my concerns and kept the process moving. When I discovered other sole proprietors using my company name online, they found their physical addresses and sent cease and desist orders, then persisted in following up until the agreements were signed. I would not have been able to do this on my own. Throughout the process, there were no surprise billings, and I thought the fees were more than fair. I highly recommend Vincent Lo Tempio.
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Posted by Demetri | November 23, 2017
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Pitch your product no wrong way to do it.
Demetri here I like to say after speaking to Vince I got some great info about how to present myself plus to companies and there's no wrong or right way to pitch your product, so if your in New York he's the patent attorney you want just call!
Posted by Don | November 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I'm a lucky guy
Last week I received my first approved patent. This was my first time as a Patentee and the process to me was new and somewhat overwhelming. Nothing against lawyers but being in business for over 30 years with international sales of expensive equipment I have more than average guy's experience with lawyer dealings. Most of them, even though are looking out for your interest, they are looking out for their interest more. This is simply not the case with Vince Lo Tempio and Theresa. They are very straight forward, sincere, knowledgeable and service oriented. If you have a need for a patent lawyer stop your search, Mr. Vincent LoTempio is your guy.
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Posted by Barry | September 6, 2017
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Vince handled my Patent application from start to finish. He is very professional and knowledgeable. The process was smooth and my patent was issued without delay. I would highly recommend him and his staff for your patent needs.
Posted by Ronn | June 14, 2017
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Vince Lo Tempio Review
Vince Lo Tempio and Theresa were incredibly caring and service oriented. I would highly recommend them and this firm to anyone.
Posted by Don | June 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I used Vincent LoTempio for legal services for my company's trademark registration. The experience with Vince and his staff was just great. Vince is humble, personable, knowledgeable, and professional. Outstanding!! If you ever have need of a copyright or trademark attorney - I 100% recommend Mr. Vincent LoTempio!!!! It was refreshing to deal with these folks. A+
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kloss, Stenger & LoTempio
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Abramowitz and LoTempio
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Erie County District Attorneys Office
  • 1989 - 2000


  • Canisius College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
  • Western Michigan: Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Canisius College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • System and method for a bone engaging dental implant surgical stent placement system
  • Patent granted
  • Device for adapting toy roadway track and bricks
  • Patent granted
  • Trademark Registration
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  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Erie County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2001 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School & Buffalo Alumni Group
  • 2014
  • Vincent LoTempio Day in the State of New York
  • New York State Senate
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Erie County Legislature
  • 2014
  • “2013 Legal Elite Awards”
  • Business First of Buffalo
  • 2013
  • “Who’s Who in Law”
  • Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal
  • 2012
  • 2008 Who's Who in Law honoree, IP Law
  • Business First
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Patent Course
  • Identifing Patentable Subject Matter
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (28)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. His reputation in the legal community is outstanding, and well-deserved."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vince is a circumspect, organized and diligent lawyer. I strongly endorse Vince to handle your legal matters."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Vincent LoTempio handled several legal matters for my law firm. He was outstanding. I can’t say enough good things about Vince’s work."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Vinny is my go to referral for contacts requiring intellectual property-trademark/patent guidance. Vinny offers a pragmatic and pro-active approach. He has deep knowledge in this area, and regularly writes a blog on hot topics. On billing, he sets clear expectations and is cost effective and efficient."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He is responsive and professional I have always received positive feedback from any clients I have referred to him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a wealth of experience in a specialized area and provides excellent services to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Copyright application Attorney | Aug 21
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"I endorse this lawyer."
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