Local inventors and investors, take note: It's lights on for the Detroit branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, the first satellite location outside of Washington, D.C.
The new U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office opening in Detroit this week will cut red tape and help spur innovation in local industry, a panel of business and legal experts said today.
Speaking at Stroh River Place on Detroit's east riverfront, the home of the new satellite patent office, the panel held in honor of this week's opening predicted local engineers and inventors would benefit from face-to-face contact with patent examiners.
"It’s going to be effective in reducing backlogs," said David LaPrairie, a partner in the law firm Howard & Howard.
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