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Casey Pushes for Patent and Trademark Office in Pittsburgh

29-Jan-2012 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 7779
WASHINGTON, DC - US Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is urging the US Commerce Department to choose Pittsburgh as the new location for a Patent and Trademark Office. The Commerce Department recently decided to open a new office, and Pittsburgh is a possible location after the city submitted an application to be considered, according to the Senator’s official website.

“Pittsburgh’s first class workforce and burgeoning technology sector makes it the perfect location for a new Patent and Trademark Office,” Senator Casey said. “A Patent and Trademark Office in the heart of Pittsburgh would further solidify our city as a hub of innovation and attract entrepreneurs from across the state.”

A US Patent and Trademark Office in Pittsburgh would bring at least 100 jobs and boost the city’s already flourishing technology hub. For many years, the Pittsburgh region has been recognized for its strength in developing new and innovative technologies.

Groundbreaking discoveries being made at the region’s leading research institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, have made the region a hotbed for high-tech start-ups and successful partnerships between academia and industries that are regularly developing new products and technologies. The placement of a satellite patent office in the region would further foster these advances in a variety of sectors, including heath care, robotics, regenerative medicine, defense, computer science and life sciences.

In his letter to the Commerce Department, Senator Casey wrote, “With the strong foundation and partnerships of universities, industry and government entities, the City of Pittsburgh has the criteria necessary to support a USPTO satellite office.”

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