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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.

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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

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Feb. 18)
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, and NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, New Jersey, have been assigned a patent (8,958,291) developed by Lusheng Ji, Randolph, New Jersey, Chonggang Wang, Plainsboro, New ...

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Holiday scammers taking aim via text, e-mail, cellphone
The Better Business Bureau warns that consumers might get an e-mail offering a "Handwritten Letter from Santa to Your Child." When you click on the link, you might see a free shipping special that ends, not coincidentally, in just a few hours ...

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AbbVie Uses Patent Troll Strategy to Combat Gilead Sciences US Market Position
American University Intellectual Property Brief
However, Gilead owns no patents to the Harvoni combination. According to Seeking Alpha, AbbVie owns five patents claiming ?use of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir,? which is the drug combination sold as Harvoni. Consequently, ?[b]y marketing Harvoni, Gilead ...

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The ?Patent-Box? Phase-Out
American University Intellectual Property Brief
Untitled In 2013, the British government instituted the ?Patent Box? tax regime in order to discourage the migration of fast moving intellectual property capital to more tax-lenient countries. Under the regime, IP firms would be given the option to ...

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