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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

The Importance of Patents and Academic Technology Transfer
IPWatchdog.com
... employment in startup companies and joining the academic technology transfer community, I am now in my twentieth year helping to move technologies into the commercial world from universities across the United States including North Carolina ...



Black physicists and astronomers: The interviews
Physics Today
Sekazi Mtingwa is a former visiting professor of physics and senior lecturer at MIT, former chair of physics at North Carolina A&T State University, and a former president of NSBP. He is currently a principal partner at the North Carolina-based ...


State Laws Can Help Defendants In Patent Troll Cases
Law360 (subscription)
The North Carolina Abusive Patent Assertions Act (N.C. Session Law 2014-110, Part II; N.C. Gen. Stats. Ch. 75. Art. 8) is an example of a law with such provisions. The North Carolina legislature sought ?by this narrowly tailored act, to strike a ...


Promoting 'biosimilar' drug use and production in NC
News & Observer
In North Carolina, almost 335,000 people suffer from serious health conditions typically treated with complex drugs known as biologics, medicines derived from biological sources. Biologics treat illnesses such as cancer, chronic kidney disease and ...

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