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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

Myers Bigel Attorney Sherry Murphy Elected President of Carolina Patent ...
NCTechNews (press release)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is proud to announce that attorney Sherry L. Murphy has been elected president of the Carolina Patent Trademark Copyright Law ...



Triangle universities rank among top 50 worldwide for patents in 2014
Triangle Business Journal
UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are among the top 50 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. utility patents issued in 2014, according to a recent report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Duke, UNC-CH make top 50 in U.S. utility patentsWRAL Tech Wire

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July Issue: Law & Policy?Custom-Built Carrots
Commercial Property Executive
Most companies measure success by revenue and profit growth, not by numbers of employees, capital investment outlays or numbers of patents. One study notes that growth firms tend to ... For example, employment increased about 11 percent in South ...



Issues Mount as Negotiators Gather to Wrap Up Trans-Pacific Trade Pact
New York Times
It opposes United States demands to recognize pharmaceutical patents for up to 12 years before allowing in generic drug makers. American pharmaceutical companies are balking at Australia's refusal to list on its national health ... Representative Mark ...

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