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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.

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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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Intellectual Property Articles:

Patents News In North Carolina - Google News

Students celebrate National Chemistry Week with Eastman
Kingsport Times News
Dougherty said that a collection of historical dyes kept by the late Max Weaver, a former Eastman employee with more than 250 patents, was donated to North Carolina State University, where it is used in forensics. The type of dyes, which change over ...

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Durham biotech Heat Biologics tackles Zika with new subsidiary
WRAL Tech Wire
Durham, N.C. ? Durham-based Heat Biologics, a developer of immunotherapies that activate a patient's immune system to fight cancer, is stepping up efforts to address infectious diseases including the Zika virus. Heat has formed a wholly owned ...

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Live Blog: Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan Myhrvold talks ...
Nathan Myhrvold is a polarizing figure, to say the least. From patent licensing to dinosaur growth rates to a recent controversy over the search for killer.

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DEQ leader tours Nucor
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
COFIELD ? Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart, Secretary of the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), recently took a tour of Hertford County Nucor. He described Nucor as, ?incredibly impressive,? and ?a great example of economic excellence for North ...

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