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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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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 Minnesota - Google News


New Zealand company claims Minnesota business allegedly copied CPAP machine patents
Northern California Record
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Fisher & Paykel Healthcare LTD suffered damages as the result of its patent being infringed. The plaintiff holds Resmed Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly sales CPAP machines that ...


Alice v. CLS Bank Software Patents Scorecard, Two Years Later
The National Law Review
It has now been a two years since the Supreme Court rendered its now infamous Alice v. CLS Bank decision. It is safe to say that the Alice decision has had a profound impact on software patent enforcement, both at the Federal Circuit and in the Federal ...



Generic EpiPen Could Still Be Costly for Families
KTIC
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week that examined U.S. drug prices found multiple reasons for high drug prices in the U.S. including patents on name-brand drugs and limited negotiating power for the consumer.

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University of Minnesota selects Doug Peterson as general counsel ...
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
The University of Minnesota has selected Doug Peterson as the school system's general counsel after a national search. Peterson is a partner at ...

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