TechNet Southwest Applauds Announcement of Dallas-Fort Worth U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Jul 02, 2012, 18:08 ET from TechNet

Southwest Based Office Will Streamline Patent Process for Innovators

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today celebrated the announcement of the Dallas-Forth Worth regional branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

"Texas is key to serving our nation's business innovators and leaders, with the second greatest number of US-origin patents – trailing only California," said Geoff Wurzel, Executive Director of TechNet Southwest.  "I applaud the addition of a Dallas-Fort Worth regional branch of the PTO by the Administration.  Among a surge of patent applications, this will speed up the process and go a long way toward making critical patent services accessible to its customers.

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