“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.”