Dr. Christal Sheppard: Detroit USPTO office marks 5th anniversary

Dr. Christal Sheppard, USPTO Midwest regional director

While other federal agencies were consolidating and closing branch offices a few years back, the Patent and Trademark Office expanded. It's first-ever branch outside of Washington opened in 2012, a year after Congress authorized the move. Dr. Christal Sheppard, USPTO Midwest regional director, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the Detroit office is celebrating five years of operation.

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