The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has set up temporary headquarters for
its Denver branch in Lakewood, Colorado. Theses offices, at the cross streets
of Alameda and Kipling, happen to be just a stone’s throw away from Byte
Technology’s Colorado headquarters. (Just 2.2 miles, according to Google). This
temporary location will allow the Denver patent office to conduct business while
their permanent building, in downtown Denver, is being renovated.
In August of last year, the USPTO announced that it would open new satellite offices
across the country to handle their backlogged intellectual property workload.
Denver won the bid for the satellite office over cities like Portland, Salt Lake City,
and Albuquerque. The USPTO also announced that in 2013 it would open satellite
offices in Dallas-Forth Worth and Silicon Valley.
The USPTO said Denver was chosen based on the quality of life they observed in the
region, affordable cost of living, and quality universities.
Once it is completely established, the Denver patent office will have about 100
patent examiners, 20 judges, and some support staff. When a satellite patent office
was opened in Detroit last summer, the opening attracted law firms who specialized
in intellectual property law.