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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 the state of Ohio, 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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Patents in the state of Ohio: According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, over 12,680 patents were granted in the state of Ohio between 2006 and 2010, including over 3,220 patents granted in 2010. Most inventions patented between 2006 and 2010 in the state of Ohio were Mechanical.

OH: 2006-2010 Average 2010
Mechanical over 1,250 patents over 1,580 patents
Electrical over 660 patents over 810 patents
Chemical over 620 patents over 820 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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Patents News In Ohio - Google News

Top of the List: Central Ohio's top innovators
Columbus Business First (blog)
The biggest innovator in Central Ohio can trace its start in the state to its founder's handshake with Gov. James Rhodes in 1977. Since then, it has grown to more than 13,700 workers in Ohio at 11 plants and has been awarded hundreds of patents over ...


Beyond the Rhetoric?P&G patent litigation harms consumers
New Pittsburgh Courier
It has petitioned the U.S. District Court in Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, located in Cincinnati, placing it literally on the company's home court. It hopes to get a favorable ruling on its patent claim later this summer before the USPTO ...


MRC Innovations v. Hunter ? a decision with bite for design patent owners?
Lexology (registration)
MRC appealed the grant of a summary judgment of obviousness of both patents issued by Judge Gaughan from the Northern District of Ohio. The district court specifically found the '488 patent invalid over a prior art jersey referred to as the V2 and an ...


Daily Journal names DLA Piper's Lisa Haile and Mark Fowler to list of top IP ...
The Lawyer
DLA Piper has announced that Lisa Haile and Mark Fowler have been named to the Daily Journal's 2014 list of 'Top Intellectual Property Lawyers', which recognises the top 75 intellectual property (IP) litigators and top 25 patent portfolio managers in ...

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Patents in America: from Metropolitan Concentrate
By PostGrant.com on 2013-03-01 at 22:08:30.
A recent report published by the Brookings Institution reveals that America's innovators are highly confined to only a few metropolitan areas- 20 to be exact. The report cites some obvious contenders like high-tech hot spots in the California corridor of...

The Proof is in the...Patent?
By PostGrant.com on 2013-02-11 at 16:35:27.
On October 5, 2012, the Supreme Court decided to hear a case centered on the interpretation of intellectual property rights. That case, Bowman v. Monsanto, is set to begin with oral arguments commencing on February 19, 2013, here in Washington....

A Call for Comments: The Developing Dialogue on Software Patents
By PostGrant.com on 2013-01-25 at 16:48:45.
On January 3, 2013, via the Federal Register, the USPTO published a notice calling for comments and collaboration from software community members in order to facilitate and improve the system of software related patents. The notice outlines key aspects where...

Should There be a Patent Small Claims Court?
By PostGrant.com on 2013-01-08 at 21:40:47.
The USPTO has published a request in the Federal Register requesting comments on a patent small claims proceeding. The USPTO is seeking comments both on whether a need exists for such a proceeding and on which characteristics the proceeding would...

New Cooperative Patent Classification System Launched
By PostGrant.com on 2013-01-04 at 15:44:23.
On January 2nd, the USPTO and EPO announced the formal launch of the new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system. The CPC is a global classification system for patent documents designed to harmonize the PTO and EPO systems.The new CPC system...






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