Detroit patent office http://michiganradio.org en Nation's first-ever satellite patent office opens in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/nations-first-ever-satellite-patent-office-opens-detroit <p>Detroit is home to the first-ever U.S. Patent and Trademark office outside Washington, DC&mdash;and it opened to much fanfare <a href="http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2012/07/13/acting-secretary-blank-cuts-ribbon-open-us-patent-and-trademark-office-detroit-michi">with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday</a>.</p><p>Officials from all levels of government touted the opening of Detroit&rsquo;s Elijah McCoy satellite patent office as a genuinely big deal.</p><p>They say it will make it easier for inventors going through the patenting process and help chip away at a persistent backlog.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:09:16 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8269 at http://michiganradio.org Nation's first-ever satellite patent office opens in Detroit