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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
  • 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 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


Column: National Inventors Day helps stress the importance of patent law
Nashville Business Journal
President Ronald Reagan proclaimed Feb. 11, 1983, as the first National Inventors Day to recognize the achievements of inventors who have contributed so much to our economy. Feb. 11 is the birth date of Thomas Edison, who held more than 1,000 patents.



Patterson attorneys form boutique firm
Nashville Post (subscription)
A former Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association president and shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law has started a new firm, bringing two other attorneys and a paralegal along with him. The new firm, OspreyIP, is based in Brentwood ...


US Patents Awarded to Inventors in Tennessee (Feb. 16)
Targeted News Service (subscription)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 16 -- Griffin Technology, Nashville, Tennessee, has been assigned a patent (9,571,149) developed by two co-inventors for a tablet computer case. The co-inventors are Daniel Poon, Nashville, Tennessee, and Tony Ray Plunk, ...

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Executive-Level Specialty Medical and Biopharmaceutical Sales Management Professional Joins Cohera Medical, Inc.
P&T Community
John Wyatt, a Nashville-area sales leader with 20+ years of experience launching, marketing and selling aesthetic medical devices, joined the Cohera Medical, Inc. sales team. RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cohera Medical, Inc., ...

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