More than 600 cities applied to host the first-ever expansion of the patent office. The pool was narrowed to fewer than 50 in the spring. In addition to San Jose, Denver and Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas also have been chosen for patent office sites, according to documents obtained by the Denver Post.
“I’m kind of floating right now,” said an ecstatic Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, part of the public-private coalition that pushed hard to persuade the Department of Commerce to select San Jose. As part of the 58-page application submitted in January, 125 valley CEOs signed a letter backing the effort. On Sunday, Guardino was on his way to toast the victory with Lofgren at her San Jose office. “You’ve got to celebrate on this occasion.”
“A local patent office will give Silicon Valley the capability to deal with the volume of patent applications generated here but will also enhance the quality of the applications,” said Lofgren, who also lobbied for the local off
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