UM: Patents

The Detroit News reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plans to open a satellite facility in Detroit – its first office outside of the Washington D.C. area. From the report: “Michigan’s entire congressional delegation – including Sens. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing – in August urged the Commerce Department to locate the office in Michigan, suggesting Ann Arbor as a possible location. The Aug. 13 letter cited the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as a ‘major site for innovation.’” [Source]