Episode 4

Published on:

10th Oct 2022

#4 Patents: The First of the Three P's of Intellectual Property

The fourth installment of the Tntra podcast brings in a leading IP expert and patent practitioner, Charles Cella, who enlightens upon the need for patenting innovation. 

In this IP podcast, host Mehul Desai interviews Charles Cella about the first of the three P’s of intellectual property: patents. The two discuss Charles’ background in patent strategy, exploring the ways in which Charles’ life experiences and career have given him a unique and thorough understanding of how patents can provide value to a company and the world at large. 

Charles defines patents and patent portfolios, explaining the value of both a patent and the architecture of a larger patent portfolio. He describes the interplay between the companies that make up Strong Force Intellectual Properties and provides insight on how Strong Force approaches the patent process, specifically citing creativity, clarity, and control as core components of Strong Force’s strategy. 

With this, Charles also unpacks the misconceptions around patents, highlighting the many ways in which patents are misunderstood, and therefore, underutilized. The podcast closes out with a discussion between Mehul and Charles about the geopolitical implications of a growing intellectual property market in the global south and the future of the role of patents in companies across the globe.

Some of the key points covered in the podcast include -

  • Introduction to patents and Charle's background in patents
  • Defining the terminologies in patents and clearing confusing around IP
  • Interplay between Strong Force Design, Catalyst, and Portfolios
  • Untangling the misconceptions that surround patents and portfolios
  • Future of Patents – From Company Structure to Geopolitical Implications

In this podcast on intellectual property and patent practices, our speakers provide valuable insights into the what, why, and how of patents. Mehul and Charles highlight the key areas that define patents and the significance of IP ownership and practices in today's world.

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The Tntra Podcast
The Tntra Podcast is an insight-driven conversation between industry leading experts who discuss innovation, technology, engineering, incubation, ventures, startup growth, and societal progress. It is hosted by our Co-founder and Chairman, Mehul Desai, who brings in an industry expert every month to talk about the changing world of business, innovation, and tech. Listen to our latest episode today!

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Mehul Desai

Mehul Desai has almost 30 years of experience in FinTech, ICT and related New Economy applications worldwide, focusing on intellectual property, product development, business development, strategy, and international operations.

Mehul has done pioneering work in the field of secure personalized transactions, with focus on finance, retail, healthcare, consumer, and government services, evolving the Digital Wallet, to a Mobile Wallet, to Lifestyle Containers and upcoming Digital Money technologies (DeFi CBDC). Mehul has over eighty issued patents mainly in the areas of secure financial transactions and IoT.