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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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Intellectual Property Articles:




Patents News In North Carolina - Google News

Making the hunter the hunted: North Carolina gives business owners new tools ...
WRAL Tech Wire
Editor's Note: Allen N. Trask, III is a member of the Litigation Practice Group at Ward and Smith, P.A.. Governor Pat McCrory signed the North Carolina "Abusive Patent Assertions Act" ("Act") into law on August 11, 2014. The Act seeks to protect ...

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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 ...


New North Carolina Law Provides Tool to Battle Patent Trolls
JD Supra (press release)
The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a bill aimed at the abusive assertion of patents. It was part of the Commerce Protection Act of 2014 (S 648, S.L. 2014-110, section 2.1) and was signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory on August 6 ...



Viztek Licenses Zero Footprint Patent Portfolio From Heart Imaging Technologies
PR Newswire (press release)
DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart Imaging Technologies LLC (HeartIT) today announced that Viztek LLC (Viztek), a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, has licensed HeartIT's zero footprint patent ...
Zero Footprint Medical Tech Patent Portfolio from HeartIT licensed by Viztek LLCeNewsChannels

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