Ohio touted for patent office

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Ohio touted for patent office

Cincinnati Enquirer – Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation have urged leaders of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to consider Columbus as a potential site for one of its new satellite offices.

The bipartisan group touted Ohio’s workforce, research facilities and connections to global companies, noting that the state was the birthplace of inventor Thomas Edison and a pair of aviation legends, the Wright brothers.

“Ohio offers the advantages of a large state — world class universities, brilliant labor pool, and innovators — coupled with Midwestern value and work ethic,” said the letter from Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and Reps. Steve Stivers and Patrick Tiberi.

They cited examples of innovators from various pockets of the state, including the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co., and the U.S. Air Force laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

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