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Retaining a Federally-Registered Patent Attorney.
Patent law in the United States is federal law. Federally-registered Patent Attorneys are licensed to prosecute patent applications of inventors located in the state of North Carolina, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

During the application process, the federal government will not provide assistance to a patent applicant. In fact, the United States Patent and Trademark Office strongly advises patent applicants to contact a registered patent attorney or a patent agent.

A federally-registered Patent Attorney can assist in:

  • Performing a patent search
  • Drafting the patent application
  • Conducting interviews with a patent Examiner
  • Handling appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
  • Correcting an issued patent
  • Litigating in case of infringement

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Patents in the state of North Carolina: According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, over 10,200 patents were granted in the state of North Carolina between 2006 and 2010, including over 2,630 patents granted in 2010. Most inventions patented between 2006 and 2010 in the state of North Carolina were Electrical.

NC: 2006-2010 Average 2010
Electrical over 1,120 patents over 1,500 patents
Mechanical over 510 patents over 640 patents
Chemical over 390 patents over 490 patents


Obtaining a Patent in the United States.
A U.S. patent grants a patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or distributing the patented invention without permission, for a period of 14-20 years. During this time period, the patent owner can generate revenue through licensing or sale.

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Patents News In North Carolina - Google News


What the new patent law means for North Carolina businesses
InsideCounsel
The state of North Carolina recently enacted a new law created to protect businesses from abusive patent trolls ? also known as nonpracticing entities -- that don't make products or provide services, but own patents only to pursue patent infringement ...


Cree, maker of LED lights, files patent infringement lawsuits against 2 ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
In a statement, North Carolina-based Cree says the patents protect Cree's LED component portfolio, including Cree's white light LEDs. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are semiconductor devices that produce visible light when an electrical current is ...
Cree files patent infringement lawsuits against 2 competitorsMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Sept. 22, 2014: ASHRAE Announces 2014-15 HVACR Scholarships
ACHR NEWS
Reuben Trane Scholarships: $10,000 to be awarded over two years, Hannah Littman, Georgia Institute of Technology, mechanical engineering; Alex Gasper, North Carolina State University, mechanical engineering; and Hunter Bachman, University of Delaware ...


John Calvert, A Champion for Indepenent Inventors
IPWatchdog.com
But without any patent rights or meaningful patent rights that just doesn't happen. CALVERT: You're right. I mean I can tell you I'm going through a renovation on a house in North Carolina and we had to have a change in the roofing in order to make ...





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