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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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Antibody purification startup on growth path after landing $1.5M, rights to NCSU patents
WRAL Tech Wire
These licensing of these patents, perfected over the past 10 years by a team of scientists lead by Dr. Ruben Carbonell and Dr. Stefano Menegatti of NC State University, will further solidify the relationship between LigaTrap and North Carolina State's ...



Recent patents in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
Collision Communications, Peterborough, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,888,479) developed by three co-inventors for a "method and system for improving efficiency in a cellular communications network." The co-inventors are Joseph Farkas ...



Diversity in the workforce leads to more innovation and patents, new study finds
IAM (blog)
A new study has found that increasing workforce diversity ? in terms of gender, race and sexual orientation ? leads to a rise in innovation, specifically with regard to the number of new products announced and how many patents that are created and ...

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