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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

Myriad, Bio-Rad, RainDance File for Inter Partes Review of Johns Hopkins Digital PCR Patents
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... began in the fall of 2016, when Laboratory Corporation of America subsidiary Esoterix Genetic Laboratories and JHU sued Myriad in the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina Greensboro Division alleging infringement of US Patent ...

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US Patents Awarded to Inventors in North Carolina (March 24)
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 24 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (9,600,621) developed by four co-inventors for "techniques for optical processing elements." The co-inventors are David L. Perkins, The Woodlands, Texas, ...

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Huber Engineered Woods settles patent suit with GP Wood
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Specialty building products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods LLC says it negotiated a settlement with Georgia Pacific Wood Products in the patent infringement lawsuit it filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of North ...


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