DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock applauded news that the U.S. Department of Commerce has chosen a downtown Denver location for the region’s new U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office.
“Denver is very proud to become the official home of the new U.S. Patent office. But this is truly a win for our entire region and because of our teamwork we are bringing a $440 million economic opportunity to all our residents.
“We are a region that is growing exponentially more entrepreneurial by the day, championing innovation that is elevating us within the global economy. This new patent office acknowledges the leaps and bounds the metro region has made to become a national hub for innovation and will significantly expand Colorado’s high-tech sectors from here.
“On behalf of a grateful city, I want to thank the Obama Administration and U.S. Department of Commerce for seeing the potential of our region. Also, I want to thank our partners in the congressional delegation, the State, business organizations and local patent community for their collaboration throughout this effort.
“Together, we will continue to grow a smart, global economy built for the 21st Century.”