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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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What We're Reading: Criticizing the Bipartisan Deal; Restasis Patents; Hospitals and the Homeless
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According to The Hill, Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, criticized the deal for helping to save the health law when Republicans were trying to dismantle it. The bipartisan proposal would extend payments for 2 years and ...
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NC State's new campus hotel seeks to attract business travelers, local guests
North State Journal
A look inside the bar and restaurant of the brand new StateView Hotel on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Part of the MarriottŐs Autograph Collection series, the luxury ... In homage to the ...


BioDelivery Sciences Announces Patent Litigation Settlement Agreement with Teva
PR Newswire (press release)
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus in pain management and addiction medicine, today announced that it has entered into a Settlement ...

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NC State University opens first on-campus hotel
WTVD-TV
Wolfpack pride is written in the details; old copies of NCSU yearbooks are displayed on shelves in the library sitting room, customized wallpaper showcase patents belonging to NC State graduates, and wolfpack paintings adorn the walls.

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