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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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Muslims Long Thrived in North Carolina Before Students Killed
Voice of America
In the American south, a region with no shortage of bigotry in the 1960s and 70s, Muslims actually had it good in the area known as the Triangle - a region that includes the central North Carolina cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. The idyll ...

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Foreign Takeovers See US Losing Tax Revenue
Wall Street Journal
Take Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Last year, the North Carolina drug maker tried an inversion. But the deal wasn't completed before the Treasury changed the rules. Now, Salix is headed toward a lower-tax jurisdiction, but as prey, not predator, being ...

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PBS produces pair of solid ? but flawed ? documentaries
Reminder Publications
Set in the mid-1960s in North Carolina, the film explains how the Ku Klux Klan came into prominence in that state under the control of its leader Bob Jones. What I like about the documentary is how it looked into the reasons the Klan attracted so many ...


For South Florida firms, finding top tech talent still a challenge
MiamiHerald.com
Ron Antevy knows a little something about the war for tech talent in South Florida. He's on the front lines. Antevy is the CEO of e-Builder, a provider of program management software for the construction industry that has been growing 30 to 40 percent ...





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