On July 2, 2012, the USPTO announced plans to open a satellite patent office in San Jose, California. I posted on this here. I noticed on Google statistics, a number of readers were interested in this news.
Today, the SF Chronicle reports we face delay: Patent office in San Jose may take time. No one is legally "out of bounds" because the America Invents Act (AIA) only requires the satellite offices open no later than September 16, 2014. At the same time, the SF Chronicle notes progress is lacking. Representative Zoe Lofgren's office reports they are scouting around for temporary space to "plug in some computers." Meanwhile, Detroit's satellite patent office is open for business.
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