DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock hailed today’s announcement that the Denver metro area has been selected as one of three locations for a new U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office. The Mayor applauded the local and statewide collaborative work to secure this $440 million annual opportunity.
“What a fantastic win for our region. This hard-earned success shines a spotlight on our leadership in technology and innovation, and will help expand Colorado’s high-tech sectors and grow a global economy built for the 21st Century. We have created a region that offers a high quality lifestyle, an educated workforce and a strong transportation system anchored with a booming international airport. This new patent office will help leverage these assets to deliver a better, stronger tomorrow.
“I want to recognize the Obama Administration and U.S. Department of Commerce for believing us when we said: This region is bursting with innovation -- innovation that will drive the economy forward even faster and stronger with a new patent office in our region.
“I also want to thank our partners in the congressional delegation, the State, business organizations and local patent community for committing their time and resources to bring the patent office to Denver. This cooperative approach shows how here in Colorado we work together to deliver world-class economic opportunities.”