Klobuchar Lobbies for Regional Patent Office in MN



By Christa Meland, Twin Cities Business

“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking into opening regional patent offices across the country, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar wants the Twin Cities to be considered as a site for one of them. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to establish a regional patent office in Minnesota.

There is now just one U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that’s located in Alexandria, Virginia—but the agency is in the process of opening a regional office in Detroit and is considering other locations across the country. Klobuchar argued in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke that the Twin Cities would be a perfect area for such an office.”

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