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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

Cree Declines After Company Reaches Settlement in Patent Infringement Lawsuit With Harvatek (NASDAQ:CREE)
Sonoran Weekly Review
Shares of Cree (NASDAQ:CREE) fell after the provider of LED lighting said it reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement lawsuit with Harvatek Corp. Harvatek has agreed to a royalty-bearing, worldwide license to the Cree patents-in ...

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Top 10 US Biopharma Clusters
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
The region's rankings beyond jobs are lower, placing seventh in NIH funding (363 awards totaling $160 million), seventh in patents (1,959), 10th in lab space (4.2 million square feet), and 10th in VC funding ($80 million in nine deals). But if a ...

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Cancer Drug Costs Are Skyrocketing, New Research Shows
Headlines & Global News
... paying for these high-cost specialty drugs as plans move toward use of higher deductibles and co-insurance - where a patient will pay a percentage of the drug cost rather than a flat copay," said Stacie Dusetzina of the University of North Carolina ...

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Patents issued to NH individuals and businessesRecent patents issued in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (9,306,548) developed by two co-inventors for a ?pulse generator having a phase and voltage varying pulse width.? The co-inventors are Stefan Wlodzimierz Wiktor, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Brian ...

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