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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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Patents News In North Carolina - Google News


Melt-Proof Chocolate, 3D Printed Gummies and Other Fascinating Candy Patents
Smithsonian
In the late 1840s, Boston pharmacist Oliver R. Chase invented and patented a machine meant to roll sugar paste to a high polish, stamp it with a design and cut it into shapes. His ?Lozenge-Machine? is believed to be the first patented American candy ...

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Aker BioMarine sues rivals alleging krill oil patent infringement
Undercurrent News
strategy, methodology and patented technology to bring valuable krill oil products to market," Aker claimed in the lawsuit. According to the suit, Olympic Holding's subsidiary Rimfrost operates a North Carolina-based joint venture krill processing ...



Biden tours Duke lab, promotes cancer advances
News & Observer
And that is easier than it sounds, with profits and patents in the balance. In the competitive ... Biden said he wanted to talk with Wheeler further about that and joked, ?I deserve a Nobel Prize for bringing Duke and North Carolina together.? He also ...

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Keuka College forced to change "Wolfpack" nickname; North Carolina State insist on trademark protection
Lawyer Herald
North Carolina said that the college team copied its trademark and is ready to take it to court if necessary. Since 1921, NC State has been using Wolfpack as their nickname while Keuka has only been using this name two years ago and was known as storm ...

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