Seattle Looking for a Patent Office Branch

Source: Jeanne Lang Jones, Puget Sound Business Journal, February 3, 2012.

Seattle is making a full court press to score one of three satellite federal patent offices being set up around the country by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The city’s Office of Economic Development has been working with the Seattle chamber, the Washington Technology Industry Alliance, the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, the governor’s office, the state congressional delegation, the University of Washington, and Microsoft, among others, to craft the region’s pitch to federal officials.