Vincent LoTempio - Registered Patent Attorney & the Co-Author of ‘Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers’.
Vincent is a Registered Patent Attorney & the Co-Author of ‘Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers’. Vincent explains the difference between patents, copyrights, and trademarks, discusses their role in the tech start-up world and recounts his personal journey to success.
Some of the topics that we cover in our chat with Vincent include:
Life in upstate New York, USA.
We ask: Are patents relevant to tech start-ups?
How to protect your ideas with copyright when patents are too expensive.
Provisional patent applications: Why these are beneficial to businesses in the USA.
Why many startups don’t apply for patents.
Vincent’s belief that ‘Ideas don’t sell. People sell the idea’.
3 things every entrepreneur needs to be able to do: Manufacture, market and distribute.
We ask: How long does a patent last?
What maintenance fees and royalties look like in different countries.
The difference between trademarks, copyright and patents.
Trademarks as a source indicator and way of identifying who the producer/manufacturer is.
Interesting examples of popular trademarks.
Vincent’s ability to overcome physical challenges on the journey to success.
Vincent’s ‘never say die’ attitude and how it has positively impacted his life.