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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

Published December 31, 2015 by NashvillePost.com
Nashville Post (subscription)
Published December 31, 2015 by NashvillePost.com. The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 21 patents on Tuesday, Dec. 30, to the following: Middle Tennessee. * US 8,919,060 entitled ... US 8,919,960 entitled ADAPTIVE INFRARED RETINOSCOPIC ...



Nashville must protect its creative class
The Tennessean
There are four primary kinds of legal protection for intellectual property ? copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. It is important to know what type of intellectual property you own and the legal protection that is most applicable ...


BABC names new partner in Nashville office
Nashville Post (subscription)
"Phil is a great addition to our IP team, which includes more than 20 registered patent attorneys. Our clients will benefit from his depth of experience in all areas of IP law, particularly patent prosecution," Thor Urness, co-chair of BABC's ...

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Four making Waller move with Waddey
Nashville Post (subscription)
Larry Brantley is the Alabama attorney and will work from Huntsville until he is licensed in Tennessee. ?Jack Waddey is a nationally recognized name in intellectual property law, and his addition to our firm has already helped us attract attorneys with ...
Renowned Intellectual Property Attorney Jack Waddey Joins Waller Along With ...SYS-CON Media (press release)

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