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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:

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  • 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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Intellectual Property Articles:

Patents News In North Carolina - Google News

The Battle For Transparency on North Carolina Factory Farms
Civil Eats
In 2015, an animal rights activist working at a poultry farm in Rockingham County, North Carolina, used a hidden video camera to capture a 22-year-old poultry worker kicking, throwing, and stomping on chickens. .... The Chamber of Commerce views it as ...

Recent patents issued in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
CommScope Technologies, Hickory, North Carolina, has been assigned a patent (9,674,678) developed by three co-inventors for an "architecture for signal and power distribution in wireless data network." The co-inventors are Charles H. Bianchi, Durham, ...

NC State Jumps to No. 80 Worldwide for US Patents
NC State News
And the fifth-annual worldwide rankings from the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) affirm that claim, putting North Carolina's largest institution in its Top 100 universities in U.S. utility ...
UCF among top 50 universities worldwide for US patents granted in 2016Orlando Business Journal
TOP 100 2016 - National Academy of InventorsNational Academy of Inventors

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NC universities ? including one in the Triad ? rank among top worldwide for utility patents in 2016
Triad Business Journal
Duke University and the University of North Carolina tied at No. 33 with the Science & Technology Corporation at University of New Mexico, with 60 patents each. N.C. State University ranked 80th, with 32 patents. Utility patents are distinguished from ...

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