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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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Intellectual Property Articles:

Patents News In Nashville - Google News

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
The Ledger
Another target for opponents was drug companies' efforts to protect their pharmaceutical patents. U.S. drug makers wanted 12 years of protection from competitors for biologics ? ultra-expensive medicines produced in living cells. That is longer than ...

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Charleston region holds up well against competitors in annual economic scorecard
Charleston Post Courier
This region also ranks above average for its entrepreneurial spirit, with the percentage of income generated by self-employed business owners second only to Nashville and several state-of-the-art tech incubators looking to create the next Facebook or ...

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Panel: Lowcountry no longer competing just regionally
Charleston Regional Business
The latest scorecard compares the Charleston region with Greenville, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Austin, Texas, Jacksonville, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., and Richmond, Va. In previous years, the comparative cities included more regional metros such ...

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Multiple factors cause high prescription drug prices in US
The Ledger
Patents last longer than in other countries, usually giving a drug's maker exclusivity that prevents competition for 20 years from when the patent is issued. Because patents are filed while drugs are still in testing, that clock starts ticking long ...
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