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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


Country doctor embodies Greatest Generation
Naples Daily News
Retired physician Dr. Hugh Payton holds one of his patented unilateral personal oxygen delivery systems, called the Uni-Flo2. Payton spent his most of his career in rural family practice in Ohio but now the 94-year-old retired seasonal Southwest ...



Congressional roll call: How WNC's reps voted
Asheville Citizen-Times
Targeted News Service 4:45 p.m. EDT May 28, 2016 ... The Senate also passed the Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act (S. 1402), to allow the transfer of acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program. HOUSE VOTES ...

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Making sure NC meets the demand for advanced degrees
News & Observer
On Wednesday, representatives of the N.C. Council of Graduate Schools, an organization of 22 North Carolina colleges and universities with graduate programs, will showcase the work of graduate students at the General Assembly. ... A recent study by U.S ...

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The yeas and nays: How Maine's congressional representatives voted this week
Bangor Daily News
By Targeted News Service, Special to the BDN. Posted May 27 ... The Senate also passed the Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act, to allow the transfer of acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program. .... Robert ...

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