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2012-07-02 10:25:18

San Jose Satellite 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 a Silicon Valley regional branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). With 25% of US-origin patents coming from California - almost three times more patent filings than any other state - the San Jose...

2012-04-11 06:24:44

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commerce Department today released a comprehensive report, entitled "Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus," which finds that intellectual property (IP)-intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs and contribute more than $5 trillion dollars to, or 34.8 percent of, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). "This first of its kind report shows that IP-intensive industries have a direct and...

2012-02-28 09:52:10

US Patent and Trademark Office Director Kappos speaks on changes, improvements to patent process Speaking at the Inaugural Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors ® (NAI), held Feb. 16-17 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, spoke on changes and improvements at the USPTO since he was appointed director by President Barack Obama in...

2012-01-30 17:37:00

West Coast Patent Office Will Streamline Patent Process WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today voiced support for the creation of a Silicon Valley regional branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A broad coalition of business executives, university leaders and state legislators led by Assembly member Nora Campos (D-San Jose) have led...

2011-04-26 10:57:00

Industry, government, and academic experts will address the nexus of IP and green technology WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and in collaboration with the Science Diplomats' Club, Washington, D.C., Diplomacy Matters Institute is organizing a one-day conference on Intellectual Property (IP) protection for green technology development and commercialization. While the announcement of the event is timed...

2010-09-28 09:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, September 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the US Government's leading officials in intellectual property (IP) has been announced as the keynote speaker at the 2010 CPA Global Conference in October. Sharon Barner, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will provide the conference with important insights into the work of the USPTO as well as the agency's view on the most pressing matters...

2009-06-18 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Patent Fairness (CPF) issued the following statement regarding the nomination of David J. Kappos as Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office: "We applaud President Obama's nomination of David J. Kappos to serve as Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Mr. Kappos has the...