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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


From patent law to chemical weapons, Campbell professor Lucas Osborn is on ...
News & Observer
Fun Fact: Osborn says that when he was looking to move from Houston, North Carolina was one of three states where he looked at jobs, mainly because he had visited the Asheville area and appreciated its natural beauty. He enjoys camping and hiking with ...


Nixon Peabody Combines With Chicago Firm: Business of Law
Bloomberg
The Tampa office will be its eighth, adding to existing locations in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. The Glenn Rasmussen ... His primary practice is patent prosecution, the firm said. To contact the ...

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IBM ranks first in U.S. patents yet again
News & Observer
IBM's workforce in North Carolina accounted for 663 patents, with more than 90 percent of those involving inventors at the company's Research Triangle Park campus, according to IBM spokesman Michael Rowinski. IBM is one of the Triangle's largest ...

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Civilight North America launches coast-to-coast lighting rep network
LEDs Magazine
Cary, North Carolina ? Civilight North America is proud to announce a manufacturer rep network that spans from coast to coast throughout the United States and Canada. The network consists today of 30 industry leading Commercial and Industrial and ...





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