New US patent office opens in Denver

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm •  Published: June 30, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — Denver's new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is up and running.

The permanent office opened Monday in the Byron White Federal Building downtown.

It's one of four regional patent offices planned to reduce a backlog and hire patent review experts who aren't willing to move to the main office in Washington, D.C.

University of Colorado law school dean Phil Weiser tells The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1k4Bjda) that the office's opening will provide more momentum to Colorado's rising profile in the technology and intellectual property fields.