The U.S. Patent Office announced today that it will open four new regional offices, in addition to the main office outside of Washington D.C. Dallas will be the site of one of the new regional offices, in addition to Detroit, Denver, and the Silicon Valley area. The patent office expects to employ 125 people at each of the new regional offices. Selection of the four sites was based upon a comprehensive analysis of criteria including geographical diversity, regional economic impact, ability to recruit and retain employees, and the ability to engage the intellectual property community.
The Detroit office will open on July 13th. No timeline has been announced for the opening of the Dallas office.