By Jeremy Vickers, Director of Innovation
The Department of Commerce made the official announcement that Dallas would be the recipient of one of its new four regional Patent and Trademark Offices. The Chamber has been working for more than a year with other local organizations making compelling cases to the USPTO on why Dallas is the obvious choice for this selection.
Dallas was selected along with Denver, San Jose and Detroit, which is scheduled to open next week. Dallas/Fort Worth has long been a leader in corporate & IP law, corporate innovation, technology startups, and university research & commercialization. Receiving national recognition by the Department of Commerce only reinforces that North Texas will continue to be a leader in these areas. We hope this opportunity will allow for greater collaboration in our region with Federal Agencies and our higher education institutions as they grow their research budgets and commercialization activ
ities. This opportunity will provide DFW with both job creation and Commercialization.
This announcement also comes at a timely interval as we are hosting David Kappos Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on August 9th for our Patent Issue Forum to discuss key changes in IP law and how it affects the innovation process. To learn more or to register click here.
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