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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 Nashville, 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
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  • Correcting an issued patent
  • Litigating in case of infringement

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Patents in the state of Tennessee: According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, over 3,440 patents were granted in the state of Tennessee between 2006 and 2010, including over 920 patents granted in 2010. Most inventions patented between 2006 and 2010 in the state of Tennessee were Mechanical.

TN: 2006-2010 Average 2010
Mechanical over 320 patents over 440 patents
Electrical over 180 patents over 250 patents
Chemical over 170 patents over 220 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 Nashville - Google News

Patent troll bill sent to Tenn. governor's desk; could be signed into law by ...
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NASHVILLE (Legal Newsline) ? Tennessee lawmakers this week sent legislation allowing any state business or resident to sue if threatened by a so-called ?patent troll? to Gov. Bill Haslam. On Monday, the House of Representatives voted 95-0 in favor of ...

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Industry Updates: March 2014
Dentistry IQ
Among the 63 innovations that pushed 3M ESPE to the top were two FDA 510(k) new product clearances for the U.S. market, 36 U.S. patents, and 25 patents from the European Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Competition was ...


NCSU professor wins prestigious award
Specialty Fabrics Review magazine
The award will be presented at the PaperCon 2014 Conference Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., U.S.A.. ?Dr. Pourdeyhimi has ... He has published widely on numerous subjects and holds more than 30 patents. He has a Ph.D.


Smartvue Corp. raises $3.85M
Nashville Business Journal
Smartvue plans to use the investment to continue to strengthen capabilities with new solutions and expand its intellectual property portfolio, which currently includes more than 22 patents. The company has hired twelve new employees over the last two ...
Cloud Video Surveillance Innovator Smartvue Corporation Expands AgainSYS-CON Media (press release)

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Patents in America: from Metropolitan Concentrate
By PostGrant.com on 2013-03-01 at 22:08:30.
A recent report published by the Brookings Institution reveals that America's innovators are highly confined to only a few metropolitan areas- 20 to be exact. The report cites some obvious contenders like high-tech hot spots in the California corridor of...

The Proof is in the...Patent?
By PostGrant.com on 2013-02-11 at 16:35:27.
On October 5, 2012, the Supreme Court decided to hear a case centered on the interpretation of intellectual property rights. That case, Bowman v. Monsanto, is set to begin with oral arguments commencing on February 19, 2013, here in Washington....

A Call for Comments: The Developing Dialogue on Software Patents
By PostGrant.com on 2013-01-25 at 16:48:45.
On January 3, 2013, via the Federal Register, the USPTO published a notice calling for comments and collaboration from software community members in order to facilitate and improve the system of software related patents. The notice outlines key aspects where...

Should There be a Patent Small Claims Court?
By PostGrant.com on 2013-01-08 at 21:40:47.
The USPTO has published a request in the Federal Register requesting comments on a patent small claims proceeding. The USPTO is seeking comments both on whether a need exists for such a proceeding and on which characteristics the proceeding would...

New Cooperative Patent Classification System Launched
By PostGrant.com on 2013-01-04 at 15:44:23.
On January 2nd, the USPTO and EPO announced the formal launch of the new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system. The CPC is a global classification system for patent documents designed to harmonize the PTO and EPO systems.The new CPC system...






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