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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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Poisoning a Potential Patent Troll's Power
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patent-trolls-square-600px-300x300 A recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates that the average award for non-practicing patent assertion entities (PAEs a.k.a. ?patent trolls?) continues to increase, despite repeated attempts to curb abusive ...

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