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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

'Innovation Act' threatens medical progress in North Carolina
News & Observer
Clinical trials like these probe lifesaving treatments, and the research activity behind them pumps millions into North Carolina's economy. Counterintuitively, federal lawmakers are considering changes to patent laws that would discourage ...


A Day After Investing $1.7 Billion in North Carolina, Novo Nordisk A/S Buys ...
PharmaLive (press release) (subscription)
The news came only a day after Novo Nordisk announced that it will spend between $1.2 and $1.7 billion to build a new manufacturing facility in Johnston County, N.C. The manufacturing plant will make active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for diabetes ...

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Cold Fusion Gets a US Patent
Falls Church News Press
Circa two years ago the Italian cold fusion effort, led by entrepreneur Andrea Rossi, was moved to North Carolina, linked up with a venture capital firm, and well-financed developmental work began on building commercially viable cold fusion reactors.



North Charleston's InterTech looking to 3-D printing to make aerospace parts
Charleston Post Courier
The InterTech Group is working with the University of South Carolina to build parts that could be used on Boeing's 787 and other aircraft through the use of three-dimensional printing, CEO Anita Zucker said Wednesday. The initiative, said to be among ...





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