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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 Minnesota, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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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 Minnesota - Google News

UW-Madison ranks sixth in patents issued
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Still, 37 other schools that were issued fewer patents executed more licenses and options, including the University of Michigan (108), University of Minnesota (91), and Iowa State University (79). Things are going "quite well" in terms of patents ...


Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week
IPWatchdog.com
Making good on a promise made shortly after the November 2014 elections, multiple sources have confirmed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will soon introduce the latest round of patent reform legislation in ...

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This Former Electronics Smuggler Is Now a Seed-Saver
Munchies_ Food by VICE
But patents, and other forms of intellectual property restrictions, have restricted farmers' ability to save seed. More importantly, they've restricted their ability to keep improving seed. That's the why, is that ... Bill met some organic farmers in ...



Readers Write (Jan. 30): Bud Selig, the climate, the economy, vaccinnation
Minneapolis Star Tribune
According to the Clean Energy Economy report (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, October 2014), the state is competitively positioned, given its early start and continued support of clean energy; is growing its clean-energy ...

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