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Matthew C. Wagner Quoted in Article About the Possibility of a USPTO Satellite Office in Hartford

May 7, 2012

On May 7, 2012, Matthew C. Wagner, Partner and Chair of Diserio Martin’s Intellectual Property Department, was quoted in an article in the Connecticut Law Tribune titled, “Patent Office Pending?”, which discussed the viability of a USPTO satellite office opening in Hartford. According to the article, federal officials intend to open several USPTO satellite offices around the country over the next few years. A satellite office is already scheduled to open later this year in Detroit; the federal agency is in the early consideration stages for “at least two more satellite offices” in the next three years, according to an agency official.

“I think that would be a great idea,” Mr. Wagner said of the possibility of a satellite office in Hartford. “Not only would it provide additional jobs in the area but I think it would heighten awareness in the commercial and legal community around intellectual property.” Mr. Wagner added: “There is a convenience factor of having the (satellite) office available for phone calls and to visit physically if you ever needed to do that. If they do have arguments there, that would be terrific instead of going down to D.C.”

Read the full article here.