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Deadline for Comments on Future Locations for USPTO Satellite Offices Approaches

29-Jan-2012 | Source : | Visits : 8001
WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a Federal Register Notice on November 29, 2011 seeking written comments on potential locations for additional USPTO satellite offices. The deadline for comments is set for January 30, 2012, a press release by the Office stated.

“We’re looking forward to reviewing community feedback on locations for Satellite Offices to recruit and retain top talent, and to better serve our applicant community,” said Under-Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos. “We’re committed to conducting an open and transparent selection process that will ultimately yield the best locations for the USPTO and its user community.”

Subject to available resources and as provided for in the America Invents Act, the USPTO intends to establish at least two more satellite offices in addition to the one in Detroit in the next three years. In order for the USPTO to begin the process of selecting locations in addition to its Alexandria headquarters and the office planned for Detroit, written comments to the Notice must be received on or before January 30, 2012, to ensure full consideration.

The USPTO is not extending the Jan. 30 deadline for written comments to the Notice.

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