DENVER (Press Release) — Colorado’s top officials are celebrating the announcement that a new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will come to the state, bringing an estimated $440 million in economic activity in the next five years.
John Hickenlooper, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and other state
leaders met Monday, July 2, at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus at Colfax Avenue
and Peoria Street in Aurora to tout the announcement.
metro area was one of three areas chosen for a new satellite patent
office, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. No specific site
has been named. The two other metro areas chosen were Dallas-Fort Worth,
Texas, and San Jose, California. Another new office recently had been
announced for Detroit.
Federal officials said in a press
statement that the new offices would “create new economic opportunities
in each of the local communities.”
Next week, two Department of
Commerce officials will travel to each of the newly selected cities to
meet with local businesses, entrepreneurs and public officials to
discuss the new office openings, according to the announcement.