Friday June 6, 2014 0 comments
DENVER - A new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will open June 30 in the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in downtown Denver, the USPTO announced.
The new office will help the region's entrepreneurs advance cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace, grow their businesses and more efficiently navigate the world's strongest intellectual property system, USPTO said.
"From the moment a game-changing technology gets sketched on the back of a cocktail napkin to when a company goes public, the USPTO offers the tools entrepreneurs need to protect their innovations and promote U.S. competitiveness," said Michelle K. Lee, the Deputy Under-Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO's Deputy Director.
In addition to creating jobs for intellectual property professionals throughout the region, the permanent Denver satellite office will be an indispensable resource for regional inventors, entrepreneurs and businesses.
"The office reflects the agency's mission to promote and foster American innovation in the global marketplace while placing agency resources and personnel directly at the doorsteps of regional communities."
The Denver office will soon begin hiring patent trial judges and patent examiners, the USPTO said.
The 45,000-square-foot Denver office will eventually house patent examiners, Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges and outreach officials.
Nine PTAB judges have been working in a temporary Lakewood office that opened in January 2013.
Denver is the second USPTO satellite patent office to open - Detroit being the first - since the patent office announced in 2012 it would open offices in every U.S. time zone.