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Patent law in the United States is federal law. Federally-registered Patent Attorneys are licensed to prosecute patent applications of inventors located in Santa Maria, 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:

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  • Litigating in case of infringement

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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 Santa Maria - Google News


How mushrooms fueled a scientist's flight out of North Korea
Santa Maria Times (subscription)
In South Korea, Lee acquired six mushroom-related patents and developed products that he says will strengthen people's immune systems to help them fight cancer, diabetes, hay fever and other health problems. He extracts mycelia ? tiny hair-like root ...

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Sweet! Electrical trick may lead to less fat in chocolate
Santa Maria Times (subscription)
This photo shows chocolate in New York, Monday, June 20, 2016. New research suggests candy companies may be able to make lower fat versions of chocolate with a little electrical trick. The new approach was described Monday by researchers at Temple ...

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New Standard Keyboards Announces Alpha -Numeric, Ergonomic Keyboard With Just 53 -Keys
Home Toys (press release)
SANTA MARIA, CA (December 27, 2006) - New Standard Keyboards (NSK) will introduce a new line of patented USB -interface computer keyboards at CES, which have just 53 -keys and offer several advances over standard keyboard designs for businesses, ...



U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return
Santa Maria Times (subscription)
Another positive change is that BRCA testing has become more affordable, Pal said. It formerly cost $4,000, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 invalidated patents on the BRCA genes, paving the way for more than one company to offer the tests, she said.

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