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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

Patent Patrol: 4 September 2014
Nashville Post (subscription)
U.S. Patent No. 8,822,684, entitled ?Compounds and methods useful for directing stem cell differentiation? and invented by Charles C. Hong and Corey R. Hopkins of Nolensville and Antonis K. Hatzopoulos, Craig Lindsley and Jijun Hao of Nashville.


Patent activity sees major upswing
Nashville Post (subscription) (blog)
Patents assigned to Tennessee-based companies and entities are up approximately 26.7 percent compared to the same time in 2013. Bass, Berry & Sims PLC's intellectual property and technology practice group has crunched the numbers, which reveal ...


HCA acquires Massachusetts software vendor
Nashville Post (subscription)
"With its agreement to acquire PatientKeeper, HCA has taken an important step toward the creation of an exceptional user experience for our clinicians to interact with patents' electronic health records to provider and document care," Dr. Jonathan ...

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160 gastroenterologists to know ? 2014
Becker's Hospital Review
He earned his medical degree at Wake Forest School of Medicine, formerly known as Bowman Gray School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, N.C. He completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., and a fellowship in ...





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