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USPTO Detroit office open for business

Eileen McDermott, Detroit

USPTO officials confirmed Friday during the opening ceremony of the Elijah J McCoy patent office in Detroit that the facility’s first 50 examiners will be assigned applications in art units 2800, 3600 and 3700

Those sections cover various mechanical and electrical technologies.

USPTO commissioner for patents Peggy Focarino told Managing IP last month that only examiners with mechanical and electrical backgrounds have been hired for the Detroit office so far. But local practitioners have...

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