Sequester Puts USPTO Silicon Valley Office On Hold

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 7:13 PM ET) -- In a move attributed to sequestration cuts, the U.S. General Services Administration said Wednesday it had halted its search for space for a Silicon Valley patent office, dealing a setback to hopes of improved patent processing in the technology hub.

The proposed Silicon Valley branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is part of an expansion of the agency's operations that was authorized by Congress in 2011. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act required the USPTO to establish regional offices and last year it selected Silicon...
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