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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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Nashville copyright lawyer patents landmark victories
The Tennessean
"In this case, the songs are the same tempo ? 'Blurred Lines' is in G and 'Got To Give It Up' is in A ? but the melody is not even close to the same," said Trey Bruce, an Emmy-winning Nashville songwriter and producer. "In 'Blurred Lines,' the melody ...

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Memphis leads Tennessee metro areas in 2013 patents
Washington Times
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say Greater Memphis led Tennessee's metro areas in patents issued in 2013. According to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1FgXxTn ), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reported that enterprises and individuals in ...
US patent office: Memphis leads Tennessee metro areas in 2013 patentsThe Republic

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 17 patents earlier this ...
Nashville Post (subscription)
... * US 8,998,443 entitled BEACON LIGHT HAVING A LENS invented by Christopher Shumate, Franklin, TN; Handani Kam, Franklin, TN; Nimrod McDade, IV, Franklin, TN; Russell Bruner, Franklin, TN; and David Duryea, Franklin, TN, and assigned to SPX ...


Group of Respected Medical Experts to Advise VA on Health Care for 9 Million ...
eNews Park Forest
Dr. Perlin is currently Chief Medical Officer and President of Clinical Services for the Nashville, Tennessee-based Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). In this capacity, Dr. Perlin provides leadership for clinical services and improving performance ...

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