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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.

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  • 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

Tennessee patent activity on the rise
The Tennessean
Consistent with Nashville's undeniable surge in economic activity, 2014 witnessed a record high in the number of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (?USPTO?) to Tennessee residents. Last year, the USPTO awarded an impressive 1186 ...

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 19 patents earlier this ...
Nashville Post (subscription)
... * US 8,961,310 B2 entitled MULTI-ACTION SWITCH FOR A GAMING DEVICE invented by Ryan Cuddy, Franklin, TN, and Mike Oberberger, Franklin, TN. * US 8,962,998 B2 entitled SOLAR PANEL JUNCTION BOX CAPABLE OF INTEGRATING WITH A ...

In this week's batch of patents awarded to Tennessee residents and companies ...
Nashville Post (subscription)
... * US D723,917 entitled POUR SPOUT invented by Sean Michael Koffel, Nashville, TN, and Patrick Martin Dillingham, Nashville, TN, and assigned to Windy Hill Spirits, Inc., Nashville, TN. * US 8,974,553 entitled MISCIBLE DIESEL FUEL ETHANOL ...

'Bulldog' entrepreneur succeeds in landing manufacturing deal for fireplace covers
Journal Times
It's taken her eight years, but Sherry Lou Martin of Caledonia is the other kind of entrepreneur: someone who invested money in patents, didn't run out of energy or lose momentum, went to the right experts for advice, and ultimately found the right ...

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