The US Commerce Department has been urged to locate its new Patent and Trademark Office in Pittsburgh, it has been reported.
US Senator Bob Casey believes the city would be the ideal location for a new outlet, due to its “first class workforce” and “burgeoning technology sector”.
“A Patent and Trademark Office in the heart of Pittsburgh would further solidify our city as a hub of innovation and attract entrepreneurs from across the state,” he claimed.
For many years, the Pittsburgh region has been recognized for its strength in developing new and innovative technologies, Senator Casey stated.
“With the strong foundation and partnerships of universities, industry and government entities, the City of Pittsburgh has the criteria necessary to support a US Patent and Trademark Office satellite office,” he claimed.
When the new office opens, it is set to create around 100 jobs in the chosen location.