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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


U of M sues 4 cell phone companies, alleging patent infringement
Minnesota Public Radio News
The University of Minnesota is suing the nation's largest cell phone companies for patent infringement. In four separate lawsuits, the university claims Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T are illegally using technology developed at the U of M. General ...
University of Minnesota sues AT&T, Sprint, other cell providers over patentsFox Business
UMN sues AT&T, Sprint, other cell providers over patentsTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
University of Minnesota sues Sprint, others over 4G phone patentsKansas City Business Journal

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Univ. of Minnesota Sues US Wireless Carriers Over Patents
Insurance Journal
The complaint refers to five patents that cover wireless communications innovations developed by University of Minnesota professor Georgios Giannakis and others described as his co-inventors. The university says Giannakis' work improves network ...

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U Minnesota Sues Wireless Leaders for 4G LTE Patent Infringement
Campus Technology
The complaints, filed in United States District Court in Minnesota, state that Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are using technology developed and patented by a U Minnesota professor that improves the speed and reliability of 4G LTE service. The ...


Flying doughnut: Airbus files patent for new kind of plane
Minnesota Public Radio News
Dubon says the company files more than 600 patents every year. "Some of these become the seed for other ideas with practical use," he says. Still, Dubon says, "There are some very clever people here that have fantastic ideas. And who knows? Maybe one ...





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