Bennet, Udall Renew Push for Denver Patent and Trademark Office to Boost Colorado Economy
Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall renewed their push for a satellite Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Denver to help boost Colorado's economy by creating jobs and encouraging innovation. In a letter to President Obama, the Senators expressed support for multiple satellite offices and called for a new Western satellite office in Denver.
"We need to provide multiple offices to ensure the PTO is fully accessible and able to maintain a diversified workforce that is responsive to economic demands," the Senators wrote. "It is essential, therefore, that we establish satellite offices in locations that will connect innovators and businesses across the country. Colorado is perfectly situated to ensure a qualified workforce for and promote the accessibility of the PTO."
Recently Detroit was announced as the site for the first such PTO satellite office, and the Senators believe Denver should be next. In addition to creating patent examiner positions and other good paying jobs in Denver, a regional satellite would draw innovators to the state and provide a boost to industries already based in Colorado that are dependent on the patent process.