Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement on Silicon Valley being named as the location of a new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):
"The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a wise decision to locate a U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office in Silicon Valley, the innovation capital of our country. With Stanford and other top research universities, a highly skilled workforce, and a sizable share of the nation's patents, it's critical to have a patent office in Silicon Valley."
Rep. Eshoo has led the effort to bring a patent office to Silicon Valley. Last year, Rep. Eshoo wrote a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to choose Silicon Valley as one of the USPTO's new satellite locations. The letter was signed by Leader Pelosi, Rep. Lofgren and seven other Members of the Bay Area delegation.