Three ways the USPTO’s new offices will affect you
With the first satellite USPTO office launched in Detroit in July, patent applicants and practitioners could see the US backlog shrink, patent quality improve and greater access to examiners. Eileen McDermott travelled to Detroit to find out more
Detroit is not known as the most beautiful city. But the site of the Elijah J McCoy US Patent and Trademark Office, which officially opened July 16, is actually rather picturesque compared to its Alexandria counterpart. Half a block from the Detroit River, with a clear view of Canada, the office is housed in an historic building that is the former home to Parke-Davis Laboratories and the Stroh Brewery headquarters. The spot marks the very first patent office outside the Washington DC area, and the beginning of perhaps the most concerted effort yet to crack down on the USPTO's backlog of 723,251 applications (including requests for continued examination). With three more offices due to open in Dallas, Denver and San Jose over the next few years, all eyes will be on Detroit and its first 100 examiners to see how the plan for the first national network of US patent...
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