Satellite Patent Office Opening in Denver
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- U.S. Senator Michael Bennet payed a visit to Grand Junction Friday afternoon to talk about a new service that can help Western Slope economics.
The Senator's focus was the new satellite patenting office that will be located in the Denver metro region.
Bennet toured and spoke at GPD Global, a manufacturing company that develops products that utilizes the patent.
The Senator says having the new office will expedite many businesses and boost our economy. According to Bennet, the University of Colorado School of Business, stated that within the first five years of the patent office being open it will generate around $450 million in economic activity in Colorado.
Bennet led collaborative efforts over the past two years to secure a satellite patent office in Colorado."For the people all across our State that I represent, they want an economy that's lifting wages for everybody. They want an economy that's growing jobs right here in the United States, just like they're doing at this company right here, [GPD Global] in Mesa County, and that's why the patent office was such
an important part of that, but it's only one piece," said Senator Bennet.
Bennet secured an amendment with Senator Mark Udall in the patent reform law that empowers the "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office," USPTO, to obtain three new satellite patent offices across the country by 2014.
Officials say the office will help protect and foster American innovation in the global market place, and bring new economic opportunities.