Denver Satellite Office to Open June 30

Bennet coordinated effort to bring satellite office to Colorado

Washington, DC – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that its permanent satellite office in Denver will officially open on June 30, 2014. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet coordinated the state’s bipartisan effort to bring the satellite office to Colorado.

This included securing an amendment in the 2011 patent reform law directing the USPTO to establish three satellite offices nationwide, working with the state’s business community and local governments to attract the office, and leading several letters from Colorado’s Congressional delegation urging the Administration and the USPTO to choose Colorado as a location for a satellite office.

"The opening of the satellite patent office is the beginning of a great partnership between Colorado and the USPTO,” Bennet said. “It's a milestone moment that will boost Colorado's innovation economy and benefit the entire Rocky Mountain region. Our bipartisan effort, across regions, industries, and aisles, to successfully bring a satellite office to our state embodies the best of Colorado.”

“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 Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee. “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.”

Located in the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building, the Denver satellite office will soon begin hiring patent trial judges and patent examiners – creating new, high-skilled jobs in the Rocky Mountain region.

For more information on today’s announcement, click here.